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Madame Isaac Pereire - Bourbon Rose

Madame Isaac Pereire

Bourbon. Bred by Garcon in France in 1881.
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Use:
 
Pillar, Pegged, Wall
Color:
 
Cerise
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
7 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Madame Isaac Perreire is frequently said to be the most fragrant rose of all. Its three inch flowers are always neatly organized and are a dark shade of magenta that sometimes renders purple, sometimes mauve, and occasionally brick red. David Austin worries that its color makes it difficult to place in the garden. If that's a problem them Madame Ernst Calvat, a pink sport is an option. The rose does prefer warm and relatively dry conditions with plenty of sun. As a bourbon, we expect it to have a weakness for blackspot and/or mildew, but it is somewhat more resistant than some bourbons. It can get leggy and may be good either pegged or trained on a pillar. Those who get a head-full of its rich perfume, it seems, are willing to put up with an ugly, lanky, thorny, disease-prone plant for a full year just to smell the flowers once again.