'Baron Girod de L'Ain'

(Pronounced: Bah-RONH zjee-ROH dul L'AHN)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Baron Girod de L'Ain' , 'Royal Mondain'

'Baron Girod de L'Ain'

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'Baron Girod de l'Ain', also known as 'Royal Mondain', is a most distinctive rose with medium-sized, dark red, fragrant flowers with white piping around the petal edges.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Baron Girod de l'Ain', also known as 'Royal Mondain', is a most distinctive rose with medium-sized, dark red, fragrant flowers and white piping around the petal edges. The fragrance is intense.

It is an unusual and strikingly beautifulrose. The flowers are double (35 - 40 petals), medium-size, crimson and ruffled. The petals have uniquie piping around the edges, and the outer ones reflex when fully opened to give a saucer effect.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

HP

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Eugene Furst' Sport  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Reverchon  

INTRODUCED:

Reverchon  

DATE:

1897 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    5 '           Width:    3 '     to    3 '



'Baron Girod de l'Ain' grows to 5', and makes a broad shapely shrub.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green. The stems have substantial thorns.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. Baron Girod de l'Ain starts blooming early April in the Texas Hill Country and repeats throughout the summer and fall.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      3.00"           Petal Count:    35 to 40          

'Baron Girod de l'Ain' flowers are double, cupped, and borne in clusters. The blooms have 35 - 40 ruffled petals.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

rb. Red Blend. ' Baron Girod de l'Ain' blooms are dark red with a piping of white around the ruffled edges of the petals.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately Fragrant. Baron Girod de l'Ain has good scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Baron Girod de l'Ain' is a hardy and vigorous plant that will tolerate poor soils. However, it requires moderately good soil to produce as good show of blooms in the fall as it does in the summer.

It may be pruned back hard at the end of the summer to control its vigorous growth. It s sometimes susceptible to mildew, so it is best planted in a sunny wel ventilated location.

 
PROPAGATION:  
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


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

'Baron Girod de l'Ain' may be confused with 'Roger Lambelin', which resembles Baron Girod de l'Ain, but 'Roger Lambelin' is more strikingly patterned and is likely to be a sickly growing plant.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

Baron Girod de l'Ain is somewhat susceptible to black spot and may drop some leaves in the heat of summer, but it will recover well.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 41.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 39.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 38.

Barnard, Loretta, ed.. 500 Popular Roses for American Gardens. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.. 1997, p. 49.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 395.