'Bougainville' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Giovanni Rizzo
Pink blend Noisette.
Registration name: Bougainville
Pink, violet shading, lilac reverse. Moderate fragrance. Medium, very double, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Glossy, wavy or ruffled foliage.
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm). Width of 39" (100 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
In the Catalog of the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, the breeder is listed as Vibert. Also, it's possible "Found pink-veined bush Noisette" is this rose.
Charles Quest-Ritson says the rose was named after l'Amiral de Bougainville.
From Darrell Schramm: Pierre Cochet pere bred the rose named after Admiral Bougainville, who gave Cochet's father Christophe Cochet the money to set him up in the rose business. Admiral Bougainville> Christophe Cochet> Pierre Cochet> rose 'Bougainville'. All in the family, so to speak.