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'Rosa indica subtaxon borbonica synonym' rose Description
'Bourbon Rose' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
62 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: Bourbon Rose
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1819).
Introduced in France by Antoine A. Jacques in 1820 as 'L'Île de Bourbon Rose'.
Class:
Bourbon, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  20 petals.  Medium, semi-double to double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Large, matte, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 6' 7" (200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Vigorous.  
Notes:
'Rosier de l'Île Bourbon' is from hips received from the Île Bourbon (= Réunion). The hips were almost certainly originating from 'Rose Edouard' which was cultivated there and in Mauritius. The rose cultivated in India as R. borboniana is actually 'Rose Edouard'.
 
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