'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'
(Pronounced: Soov-NIR'd La mahl-meh-ZOHN)
'Souvenir de la Malmaison CL'
This picture shows a large globular 'Souvenir de la Malmaison;, CLbud that is just opening to display the large number of pale pink petals.
The buds are enormous, primarily because of the enormous numbers of petals that are preparing to burst forth from them.
As the 'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL flower opens it assumes a shallow cupped and quartered form.
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.
'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.
Climbing sport of 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'
'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL was introduced by Francis Bennet (United Kingdom - Australia) in 1893.
1893 [ England ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 8 ' to 12 ' Width: 3 ' to 3 '
'Souvenir de la Malmaison', CL grows to a height of 8' to 12'.
The foliage is medium green and glossy.
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.
| 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.
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.
VF - Very fragrant. 'Souvenir de la Malmaison, CL has good scent that at times seems to be a combination of cinnamon and ripe bananas.
Zones 6 - 9
'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.
'Souvenir de la Malmaison',CL may be propagated from cuttings, air layering, or ground layering.
'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.
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American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 553.
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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.