Commandant Beaurepaire

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Commandant Beaurepaire

class: Bourbon Rose
synonyms: Panachée d'Angers
breeding: Moreau-Robert, 1874: Bred 1864 and introduced 1874 as Commandant Bearepaire, a once-blooming Gallica. When the plant started reblooming a few years later, it was re-introduced in 1879 as Panachée d' Angers, this time as a Hybrid Perpetual.
photographed by Daphne Filiberti in her garden

Commandant Beaurepaire displays its blooms with style and panache. The cupped blooms are like abstract expressionism, a splattering of purples and lilacs which blend together on cream colored petals. These roses have been planted in my garden for at least five years. I have planted three closely together. They are somewhat upright but gracefully branch out, and look lush with their chartreuse colored leaves. The light green-yellow leaves are a perfect contrast for the warm hues of the petals. They have one main crop in the spring with a scattering of flowers afterward. They haven't required any special spraying, and are healthy. They are about seven feet high.

photo of Commandant Beaurepaire (listed as Panachée d'Angers, Hybrid Perpetual, at Sangerhausen)

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