'La Biche'

(Pronounced: LA BEE-shh)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'La Biche'

'La Biche'

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'La Biche', which means "The Doe" is a particularly nice, well-manered, and little known Noisette.

 

'La Biche'

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'La Biche' is a very well mannered climber. with judicious pruning it will make an attractive upright shrub, but it is best displayed as a pillar rose. It will grow to heights of 6' to 8'.

 

'La Biche'

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'La Biche' blooms are a creamy white with a tinge of pink in the center. The pink tones are much more pronounced in the buds and immature blooms as they open.

 

'La Biche'

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However, once opened the blooms quickly fade to white.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'La Biche', which means "The Doe" is a particularly nice, well-manered, and little known Noisette. Introduced in 1832, it is among the most beautiful and of the white pillar roses.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

N

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Trouillet  

INTRODUCED:

'La Biche' was introduced by by Trouillet (France) in 1832.  

DATE:

1832 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    8 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'La Biche' is a very well mannered climber. with judicious pruning it will make an attractive upright shrub, but it is best displayed as a pillar rose. It will grow to heights of 6' to 8'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is bright green and semi-glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'La Biche' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats in cycles throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.50"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    40 to 50          

'La Biche' flowers are large (3-1/2" to 4") very double and cupped. The y can occur singly or in small clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

w - White. 'La Biche' blooms are a creamy white with a tinge of pink in the center. The pink tones are much more pronounced in the buds and immature blooms as they open. However, once opened the blooms fade quickly to white.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

mf -Moderately fragrant. 'La Biche' has has a moderate Tea scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'La Biche' has no particular disease problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

'La Biche' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Commercial Availability is limited

'La Biche' will tolerate moderate shade, responding with restrained growth, and somewhat fewer blooms.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 294.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 294.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 23.

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