'Dame De Coeur'

(Pronounced: DAME de COUR)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Dama diCouri' , 'Dame De Coeur' , 'Herz-Dame' , 'Queen of Hearts'

'Dame De Coeur'

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'Dame de Cour' is a Hybrid Tea rose with large double, very fragrant, dark cherry red flowers.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Dame De Coeur' is a Hybrid Tea rose with large double, very fragrant, dark cherry red flowers. It is a healthy and free-blooming plant, with large (4"), very frangrant flowers that last well, and darken as they age.

The growth habit is erect and bushy, and the foliage is dark green and glossy.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:  
CLASS:

HT

 
SEED
PARENT:

Peace  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Independence  

BREEDER:

Lens  

INTRODUCED:

'Dame de Cour' was introduced in 1958 by Lens (Belgium)  

DATE:

1958 [ Belgium ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    5 '           Width:    2 '     to    3 '



'Dame de Cou'r forms a stiff-caned upright bush 4' to 5' in height and as much as 3' in width.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and semi-glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

R - Repeat. 'Dame de Cou' starts blooming in mid-spring (April in the San Antonio area) and repeats throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      4.00"           Cluster Size:    1      to      1           Petal Count:    35 to 40          

'Dame de Cour' flowers are large (4" - 4-1/2") cupped, and double. The blooms may appear singly or in clusters of 3 - 5 flowers.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

mr - Medium red. 'Dame de Cour' blooms open and cherry red, but they darken in sunlight to burgundy.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

The flowers darken in sunlight to burgundy red.  

FRAGRANCE:

mf - Moerately fragrant. 'Dame de Cou'r has a moderate and pleasing scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Dame de Cour' is fairly hardy and easy to grow.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Dame de Cour' may be propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for hedging and fence rows
    ** Suitable for growing into trees
    ** Availability is limited

'Dame de Cour' is suitable for low hedges and/or large containers. The color blends well with other old fashioned and antique roses.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Dame de Cou'r blooms last well as a cut flowers.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 122.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 108.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 43.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 94, 125.