'Mistress Bosanquet' rose References
Booklet (2009) Page(s) 29.
Diploid....Mrs. Bosanquet, heterozygous loci 74% [Provenance: Antique Rose Emporium]
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 100-101.
Mrs. Bosanquet ('Mistress Bosanquet', 'Thé Sapho', Pauline Bonaparte') Bourbon. Laffay, 1832. The author cites information from different sources... Very soft pink flower of much charm... Rosy flesh... [George J. Bosanquet, Esq., had a fine collection of roses at Broxbournebury, England]
Book (1991) Page(s) 42.
David Ruston. Fourth World Heritage Rose Conference. Our last port of call was the nursery garden of "Roseneath" jointly owned by Alan Sinclair and Theo Verryt.... I have been collecting tea roses for a number of years and was able to add 'Mrs. Bosanquet' to my list of "Wanted Ones".
Book (1965) Page(s) 54.
Mrs. Nancy Steen: A rose that has given us much thought, as well as much joy, is one we feel sure is 'Mrs. Bosanquet' - a rose that was once listed amongst the Bourbons because of its full flat flowers. Now, it would be classified as a china on account of its thin wiry stems, small leaves, and low stature. it has been lost sight of in England, so we sent it to Mr. G. S. Thomas hoping he would confirm our identification. Unfortunately it was killed in the first winter - a very severe one - and he never saw it in flower. Fortunately, other roses we sent did recover. However, from slides we sent, Mr. Thomas felt that we had found this old favourite, as it was certainly listed out here in 1860.
Book (1936) Page(s) 94.
Bosanquet, Mrs. (bourbon) Laffay 1832; salmon-white to white-pink, edges white, medium size, semi-double, flat, globular to cupped, fragrance 5/10, floriferous, continuous bloom, autumn bloomer, light green branches, long strong stems, growth 5/10. = P. Bonaparte; [similar to]Sapho (tea).
Book (1936) Page(s) 90.
Bonaparte, Pauline (HP) ? ca. 1850; pure white = Mrs. Bosanquet. Sangerhausen
Bonaparte, Pauline (bourbon) Laffay 1856; salmon. Identical?
Book (1926) Page(s) 59.
Mrs. Bosanquet (Bourbon - Laffay, 1832): white flowers tinted with flesh-pink and cream. A very pretty rose which grows well in pots. It is not very decorative in the garden, because the flowers droop; but they are charming.
Website/Catalog (1914) Page(s) 38.
Pruning. — [No pruning necessary except to remove the past season's flower stems.]
Mrs. Bosanquet... Laffay, 1832, vigorous. Palest flesh, very sweet; a good bloomer.
Another example of this class is Madame Bosanquet, pale flesh, semi-double, of China habit, sent out by M. Laffay in 1832.
Book (1899) Page(s) 130.
Mistress Bosanquet, Bourbon, Laffay, 1832, saumon