The Francois Michelon rose is one of the beautiful old Hybrid Perpetual roses. Unfortunately, there is not much information available on this old beauty.
I photographed 'Francois Michelon' a couple years back at the Elizabeth Park rose garden in Conn. Had I know it was so rare, I'd have taken more pictures, including the full bush.
The black you see on the leaves by the way, is not blackspot, but recently added black mulch, that is sitting on them.
Type Hybrid Perpetual Rose
Hybridizer Antoine Levet 1871 (France)
Blooms Mauve or Purple blend blooms are double bloom form with 17-25 petals
Fragrance Strong scent
Foliage Mid to Light Green, matte foliage
Growth Habits unknown
Hardy Zones zones 6b to 9b
The lovely 'Francois Michelon' rose appears to have a globular bloom form, and the only source of info I found said that it bloomed in flushes throughout the growing season.
The breeder of this rose (Antoine Levet) bred roses from 1866 through 1889. Among them were two that were very popular roses 'Paul Neyron' and Perle des Jardins.
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