Souvenir de St. Anne’s

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Cultivar: Souvenir de St. Anne’s
Classification Bourbon
Year Introduced 1950
Size Category/Growth Habit Dwarf shrub
Height 3 feet
Width 3 feet
Spacing 5 feet apart on centers
Color Light pink
Bloom Semi-double. Successive flushes of bloom spring, summer, and fall.
Fragrant Outstanding fragrance. Probably the most fragrant of all the Earth-Kind® roses
Planting Site Full sun, excellent air circulation
Water Use Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season. Not recommended for areas with highly saline irrigation water.
Cold Hardiness Hardy in zones 6-9
Note Not recommended for far south Texas
History Sport of Souvenir de la Malmaison. Bred in England by Thomas Hilling.

This sport of Souvenir de la Malmaison was bred in England by Thomas Hilling. It was found in St. Anne’s Park, Dublin. The pale pink petals glow with translucent beauty and are very fragrant. It is an excellent choice for mass plantings and borders. Few hips are produced. This cultivar is so outstanding that it was named “Earth-Kind® Rose of the Year” for 2009 by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Landscape Uses

Souvenir de St Anne’s is frequently used in mass plantings and borders. It also makes an outstanding container plant. Plants perform best in full sun with excellent air circulation. This low maintenance rose is tolerant of insects and diseases and thrives in most landscape situations.

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