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  Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'
  Family Name : Rosaceae

  Common Names : Bourbon Rose

Bourbon Rose
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Local Conservation Status :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A small clump-forming shrub which can grow up to 60 cm tall. 
      Foliage: Dark green leaves, compound pinnate. Each leaflet is ovate and has toothed margin. 
      Stems: Thorny stems. 
      Flowers: Flowers are pale lavender-pink to whitish, quartered-rosette blossoms, fragrant. Flowers are cupped at first, and open flat and quartered.
      [Others]: Named in memory of Empress Josephine's famous garden at Malmaison. also known as cultivar Queen of Beauty and Fragrance. 
      Cultivation :
      Grow in fertile, moist, and well-drained soil under full sun or partial shade. Ensure good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to prevent diseases. Can be trained to climb. 
      Etymology :
      The genus Rosa is the Latin name for rose.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Formal Garden, Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Potential Problems :
      Spider mites
      Diseases :
      Downy mildew, powdery mildew, Black Spot. 
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Foliar Modification :
      Spine (axillary)
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Flowering Period :
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Days

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