'Clotilde Soupert'

(Pronounced: kloh-TIHLDE soo-PEHR)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Clotilde Soupert'

'Clotilde Soupert'

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'Clotilde Soupert' is a truly amazing Polyantha rose, and one that has been with beautiful and distinctive blooms and an intoxicating fragrance.

 

'Clotilde Soupert'

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The flowers, which are unusually large for a Polyantha, open from nearly spherical buds, revealing a warm rosy pink interior with more than 100 petals.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Clotilde Soupert' is a truly amazing Polyantha rose, and one that has been undervalued for many years. The blooms are absolutely beautiful and distinctive, so much so that noted rosarians have identified it instantly from casual paintings.

The flowers, which are unusually large for a Polyantha, open from nearly spherical buds, revealing a warm rosy pink interior with more than 100 petals.

As the blooms continue to open, the outer petals fade to pearly white, with the center petals retaining their soft pink color. Add to this an intoxicating fragrance, and you have a truly wonderful rose.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Mignonette'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

''Mme. Damaizin'  

BREEDER:

Soupert and Notting  

INTRODUCED:

Clotilde Soupert was introduced by Soupert & Notting (Luxembourg) in 1890.  

DATE:

1890 [ Luxembourg ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    4 '           Width:    2 '     to    3 '



Clotilde Soupert compact bush 1' to 2' high. In warmer climates it may reach heights of 3-1/2'  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is a rich medium green and soft.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Clotilde Soupert' starts blooming late March in the Texas Hill Country and continues to bloom in cycles until frost.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.50"      to      3.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    100 to 1200          

'Clotilde Souper't flowers are very double (100+ Petals), medium sized (3" to 4") and they occur in moderate clusters. The rounded cabbage shaped blooms resemble those of 'Souvenir de la Malmaison', in both shape and color, but they are smaller.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

w - White. 'Clotilde Soupert' blooms are pearly white with soft rose-pink centers.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

'Clotilde Soupert' is very fragrant. The perfume is best described as a "fruity Old- Rose" scent, and it is so pleasant that you find yourself smelling the same flower again and again.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Clotilde Soupert' is somewhat tolerant of shade and is suitable for growing in pots. Because of the number of tissue-paper thin petals, it has a tendency to ball in wet weather.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Clotilde Soupert' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing into trees
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Suitable for use as a ground cover
    ** Availability is limited

Because of the number of tissue-paper thin petals, 'Clotilde Soupert' has a tendency to ball in wet weather.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 100.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 90.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 54.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 302.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 94, 122.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 72, 121, 170.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 224, 238-239.