'Jean Mermoz'

(Pronounced: ZHAUN mer-MO)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Jean Marmoz' , 'Jean Mermoz'

'Jean Mermoz'

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'Jean Mermoz' forms a very small bush (1-1/2' high) that is excellent for low borders.

 

'Jean Mermoz'

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The deep china pink flowers are tiny (1/2" - 3/4") and are very double, quartered, and borne in sprays.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Jean Mermoz' is a charming little polyantha rose with extremely small (1/2" - 3/4") deep china pink flowers that are borne in sprays. The slightly fragrant flowers look just like tiny quartered cabbage roses.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

R. wichurana  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Hybrid Tea seedling  

BREEDER:

Chenault; Hémeray-Aubert  

INTRODUCED:

'Jean Mermoz' was introduced by Chenault (France) in 1937.  

DATE:

1937 [ France ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

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



'Jean Mermoz' is a very small spreading bush that usually does not exceed 1-1/2' in height.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is very small, dark green, and glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. 'Jean Mermoz' starts blooming in mid spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats off and on throughout the growing season. The spring and fall blooms are best.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    .50"      to      .50"           Cluster Size:    6      to      9           Petal Count:    25 to 300          

'Jean Mermoz' flowers are very small (1/2" - 3/4") and are borne in sprays. Each blossom looks like a tiny, very double, quartered, cabbage rose. The blooms occur in clusters of 6 to 9 and last well.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mp - Medium Pink. 'Jean Mermoz' blooms are a dark china pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

SF- Slightly Fragrant. 'Jean Mermoz' has a very slight fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Jean Mermoz' is very healthy and disease free, and it tolerates shade and poorer soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Jean Mermoz' may be propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** 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

'Jean Mermoz' is an ideal plant for borders and very low hedges. It is also suitable for container planting.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:
 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 268.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 258.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 60.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 303.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, p. 172.

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