'La Marne'

(Pronounced: LA MAR-ne)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'La Marne'

'La Marne'

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'La Marne' is the perfect landscape and hedge rose. It is an erect bush with shiny dark green leaves. It bears pink cupped flowers and repeats throughout the growing season.

 

'La Marne'

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The pink cupped flowers occur in loose clusters that are pleasing both close-up and at a distance, but have little fragrance.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

La Marne is a nearly thornless polyantha rose with dark green shiny foliage, and cupped 10-petaled pink-blend flowers.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

'Mme. Norbert Levavasseur'  

POLLEN
PARENT:

'Comtesse du Cayla'  

BREEDER:

Barbier  

INTRODUCED:

'La Marne' was introduced by Barbier (France) in 1915.  

DATE:

1915 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    4 '     to    6 '           Width:    2 '     to    3 '



'La Marne' forms an upright bush 4' to 6' high.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and shiny.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'La Marne' starts blooming mid-spring (early April in the Texas Hill Country), and repeats throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    2.00"      to      2.00"           Cluster Size:    4      to      8           Petal Count:    5 to 5          

The flowers of 'La Marne' are cup-shaped flowers have 10 petals and are borne in loose clusters. The flowers are best in the cooler parts of the spring and fall blooming season.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

pb - Pink Blend. The blooms 'La Marne' are shades of light pink on the edges, graduating to near white in the centers

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

sf - Fragrant. 'La Marne' has only slight fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

While 'La Marne' is somewhat susceptible to mildew, particularly in the spring, it survives and thrives on neglect. Specimens of 'La Marne' are common in old cemeteries in South and East Texas where they receive almost no care.

'La Marne' prefers sunny and open areas.

 
PROPAGATION:

'La Marne' is easily propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing into trees
    ** Susceptible to mildew
    ** Suitable for growing in pots
    ** Availability is limited  

ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 295.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 295.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 55.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 98, 143.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 44, 51, 121, 171.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 225, 238-239.