Madame Antoine Mari

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Cultivar: Madame Antoine Mari
Classification Tea
Year Introduced 1901
Size Category/Growth Habit Medium shrub
Height 6 feet
Width 6 feet
Spacing 8 feet apart on centers
Color Pink blend
Bloom Double. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.
Fragrant Yes
Foliage New growth is a beautiful maroon color.
Planting Site Full sun. Good air circulation.
Water Use Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season. Appears to tolerate highly saline irrigation water when drip irrigated.
Cold Hardiness Hardy in zones 7-9
History Hybridized in Nice, France by Antoine Mari. Parentage is unknown.

Developed by Antoine Mari in Nice, France in 1901, this beautiful pink tea rose blooms repeatedly from spring until fall. It is a truly outstanding landscape rose. Named “Earth-Kind® Rose of the Year” for 2008 by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Landscape Uses

Madame Antoine Mari is another outstanding tea rose that works well in a number of landscape situations. Used as a specimen plant, the flowering characteristics of this cultivar can dominate a planting area. Used in clusters, Madame Antoine Mari can provide a colorful backdrop for companion plantings. This cultivar requires full sun for optimum growth and flowering.

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