'Belle Vichysoise'

(Pronounced: BELL Vish-shi-swap[)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Belle Vichysoise'

 

'Belle Vichysoise'

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The blooms of 'Belle Vichysoise' are a delicate pink when they open and fade in sunlight to nearly white as the blooms age. The buds are a dark pink.

 

'Belle Vichysoise'

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'Belle Vichysoise' forms very large clusters at the ends of long flexible arching canes.

 

'Belle Vichysoise'

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The flowers occur in large clusters of small to medium sized (1" - 2") double blowers that open to mounding pom-poms of neatly arranged small petals.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Belle Vichysoise' is a beautiful Noisette rose that bears clusters of 20-50 medium-small blooms. The flowers are very light pink to white in color and repeat throughout the growing season. It growth habit is vigorous.

The flowers occur in large clusters of small to medium sized (1" - 2") double blowers that open to mounding pom-poms of neatly arranged small petals.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

N

 
SEED
PARENT:

 

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Leveque  

INTRODUCED:

'Belle Vichysoise' was introduced in France by Leveqe in 1897.  

DATE:

1897 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    10 '     to    12 '           Width:    4 '     to    6 '



'Belle Vichysoise' has a very vigorous growth habit and will make a plant 10' - 12' high and 6' - 8' wide.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium sized, dark green, and semi glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

Repeat. 'Belle Vichysoise' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and repeat blooms in cycles until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    20      to      50           Petal Count:    30 to 40          

The flowers occur in large clusters of small to medium sized (1" - 2") double blowers that open to mounding pom-poms of neatly arranged small petals.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

LP - light Pink. The blooms open from medium pink buds to form delicate light pink flowers. They fade to near white as the blooms age.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. 'Belle Vichysoise' has a pleasing moderate fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None Observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Belle Vichysoise' is an extremely forgiving and easy to grow rose. It has no serious disease or cultural problems other than a slight susceptibility to mildew.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Belle Vichysoise' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Susceptible to mildew
    ** Commercial Availability is limited

'Belle Vichysoise' has a typical Noisette growth habit that makes it an excellent choice for an arbor or pillar.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Belle Vichysoise' is one of my favorite roses, because of its huge fragrant clusters and graceful arching growth habit.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 44.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 24.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 373.

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