'Duchesse de Brabant'

(Pronounced: DUCH-es de Bra-BAHN)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Cometsse Ouwaroff' , 'Comtesse de Labarathe' , 'Countess Bertha' , 'Duchesse de Brabant' , 'Shell'

'Duchesse de Brabant'

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'Duchesse De Brabant' is a wonderfully fragrant, light pink, large tea rose.

 

'Duchesse de Brabant'

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The flowers of 'Duchesse De Brabant' are very double (45 petals) and vary in color from shell pink to rosy pink

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

Duchesse De Brabant' is a wonderfully fragrant, large, light pink tea rose that has been a great favorite for over a century.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

T

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Bernede  

INTRODUCED:

'Duchesse De Brabant' was introduced by Bernéde (France) in 1857.  

DATE:

1857 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    6 '           Width:    4 '     to    4 '



'Duchesse De Brabant' forms a small to medium sized, dense, spreading bush, 4' high and 4' to 5' wide. Specimens as high as 8' have been seen in warmer climates.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium apple green, matte, and slightly wavy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Duchesse De Brabant' starts blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country, and repeats continuously throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    45 to 45          

'Duchesse De Brabant' flowers are large (3-1/2" to 5"), full petaled, cupped, double (45 petals), and occur in small clusters.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

lp - Light pink. 'Duchesse De Brabant' blooms vary from bright rosy pink to soft rosy pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very fragrant. 'Duchesse De Brabant' has strong, dry, slightly acrid, sweet tea fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Duchesse De Brabant' should be planted in good soil enriched with humus. It will thrive in full sun or partial shade. It is very hardy and disease resistant with strong branching growth.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Duchesse De Brabant' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Requires sunny location to thrive
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for growing in greenhouses
    ** Availability is limited

'Duchesse De Brabant' is suitable for hedging.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Duchesse de Brabant' IS KNOWN AS 'Shell' in Bermuda.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 146.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 136.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 31.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 381.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 98, 129.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 121, 152.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 212, 214, 238-239.