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Products > Rosa 'Belle Portugaise'
Rosa 'Belle Portugaise'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Rosa 'Belle of Portugal']
Parentage: (Rosa gigantea x 'Reine Marie Henriette')
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: 15-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Rosa 'Belle Portugaise' - A large (15-30 ft) vigorous climbing hybrid tea rose with glossy dropping foliage and large pale salmon pink flowers that fade to nearly white. Produced by Henri Cayeux at the Lisbon Botanic Garden in Portugal in 1903 it is a cross of R. gigantea with 'Reine Marie Henriette', a hybrid climbing tea rose. In late spring going into early summer the long pointed buds open into large (4-6") loose flesh pink flowers. The R. gigantea parentage makes this rose too tender for colder locations but this is a great rose for mild climates. Although it is prone to mildew the plants seem not to suffer adversely and this detriment can be somewhat overlooked in light of its virtues. Large plants can climb into trees and then cascade down elegantly - a stunning site. We grew this rose from 1999 until 2015 when we lost our large specimen cutting stock plant.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Rosa 'Belle Portugaise'.