(Pronounced: LA MAR-ne)
'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.
The pink cupped flowers occur in loose clusters that are pleasing both close-up and at a distance, but have little fragrance.
La Marne is a nearly thornless polyantha rose with dark green shiny foliage, and cupped 10-petaled pink-blend flowers.
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'Comtesse du Cayla'
'La Marne' was introduced by Barbier (France) in 1915.
1915 [ France ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 4 ' to 6 ' Width: 2 ' to 3 '
'La Marne' forms an upright bush 4' to 6' high.
The foliage is dark green and shiny.
R - Repeat. 'La Marne' starts blooming mid-spring (early April in the Texas Hill Country), and repeats throughout the growing season.
| 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.
pb - Pink Blend. The blooms 'La Marne' are shades of light pink on the edges, graduating to near white in the centers
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
sf - Fragrant. 'La Marne' has only slight fragrance.
Zones 5 - 9
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.
'La Marne' is easily propagated by cuttings.
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