'Bougère' rose Description
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Pink, lighter outer petals. Center sometimes violet.. Moderate fragrance. Average diameter 4". Large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Dark green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
August Jäger believes that Bougère was sold as Anna Hilzer by Hilzer (1892). The synonym with 'Clothilde' by Rolland might just mean a similarity of the two roses. Roseraie L'Haÿ had listed 'Anna Hilzer', 'Bougère' and 'Clothilde' separately in 1902.
Modern Roses 12 lists two roses with the synonym Bougère: one is Clotilde, bred by Roland, 1867, described as medium pink with violet pink, and the other is Bougère, bred by Bougère, 1832, described as deep salmon shaded bronze, probably extinct.