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Madame Pierre Oger - Bourbon Rose

Madame Pierre Oger

Bourbon. Bred by Verdier in France in 1878.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Shrub, Border
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Chaliced
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Damask & Fruit
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 10
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments There are those who might argue that this is the best bourbon rose. it is certainly among the most widely available and the most photogenic. It is also among the highest rated. And it is less prone to blackspot - a weakness of many bourbons - than many in its class. It is a sport of Reine Victoria, a very late bourbon rose and also one of the best. The chaliced flowers in pale pink that can darken to rose on the tips, accentuating the fine texture of the flower. The plant has a well-branched shrubby nature that recommends it most for the garden. Mme Pierre Oger does repeat; but this is not a rose one is likely ever to find completely covered with flowers. The flowers, though, are very fragrant. Although it is less necessary for this rose than it is for many bourbons, this rose is a good candidate for pegging.