'Marchesa Boccella' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mona Larochelle's Rose Garden
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Light pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Marchesa Boccella
Exhibition name: Marchesa Boccella
Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland.
Light pink. Strong fragrance. up to 70 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Very full (41+ petals), rosette bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Explorer Jacques Cartier died at the age of 65 on January 1, 1557.
Mike Lowe says Jacques Cartier is a Damask Perpetual and assigns it a date of 1868...
Some say the rose sold as 'Jacques Cartier' is really 'Marchesa Boccella' . There is also some difference of opinion about raiser. [See References]
Due to confused labeling, the rose now grown as 'Jacques Cartier' must be exhibited as 'Marchesa Boccella' in American Rose Society rose shows. However, the correct original name of the rose was 'Marquise Boccella'.
Please see References for more information.