'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'

(Pronounced: Soov-NIR'd La mahl-meh-ZOHN)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'

'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'

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This picture shows a large globular 'Souvenir de la Malmaison;, CLbud that is just opening to display the large number of pale pink petals.

 

'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'

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The buds are enormous, primarily because of the enormous numbers of petals that are preparing to burst forth from them.

 

'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'

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As the 'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL flower opens it assumes a shallow cupped and quartered form.

 

'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'

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The flower continues to open as the outer petals bend downward. The result is an enormous mound of beautiful pale pimk petlas, arranged is slightly spiraling patterns around the central eye.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL is the climbing sport of bush form of 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'. Like the bush form, it produces fragrant large, flat, quartered flowers, whose petals are pale pink. The blooms repeat in the fall.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

Cl B

 
SEED
PARENT:

Climbing sport of 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Bennett  

INTRODUCED:

'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL was introduced by Francis Bennet (United Kingdom - Australia) in 1893.  

DATE:

1893 [ England ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    12 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL grows to a height of 8' to 12'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green and glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL starts blooming mid-spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats in the fall. Dead heading spent blooms prolongs the blooming period.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.50"           Cluster Size:    4      to      7           Petal Count:    50 to 60          

'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL flowers are large (3" to- 4"), very double, quartered and flat. The buds are globular and open to a cabbage shaped flowers that flatten as they mature.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

lp - Light pink. 'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL blooms are a very pale pink. The buds are tinged with a darker shade of pink and the open blooms fade somewhat in the sunlight to near white.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

The flowers fade to near white in the sunlight as they age.  

FRAGRANCE:

VF - Very fragrant. 'Souvenir de la Malmaison, CL has good scent that at times seems to be a combination of cinnamon and ripe bananas.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL has a tendency to ball in wet weather. So it should be planted in sunny location with good air circulation. Prune it in winter and add mulch and compost periodically.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Souvenir de la Malmaison',CL may be propagated from cuttings, air layering, or ground layering.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Susceptible to mildew
    ** Flowers ball or are damaged in wet weather
    ** Availability is limited

'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL is ideal as a pillar rose or planted along a fence where it can spill over. Keeping the canes nearly horizontal seems to increase the bloom.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 566.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 553.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 28.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 82, 372.

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