'Queen of Bourbons' rose References
Book (1993) Page(s) 86. Includes photo(s).
('Queen of Bourbons', 'Bourbon Queen', 'Reine des Îles Bourbon') A Bourbon. Mauget (France) 1834. Repeat flowers a little. Height: 7 ft. Slight scent.
Book (Jun 1992) Page(s) 101.
Reine des Île-Bourbons ('Queen of the Bourbons') Bourbon. Mauget 1834... Fawn and rose... a very fresh carmine pink... white with a hint of flesh... salmon carmine pink...
Book (1992) Page(s) 18.
('Souv. De la Princesse de Lamballe') Bourbon shrub; magenta to rose pink; bears clusters of many medium to large sized double blooms; not usually remontant; growth shrubby, strong to 6 x 4 ft (2 x 1.2 m), more on support; leafy; moderate scent. Mauget 1824.
Book (1988) Page(s) 71. Includes photo(s).
bloom and bush
Book (1984) Page(s) 165.
‘Bourbon Queen’/’Queen of Bourbons’/’Reine de l’Ile de Bourbon’/’Souvenir de la Princesse de Lamballe’ = Bourbon. Obtenu par Mauget en 1834. Si on ne le rabat pas, c’est un rosier sarmenteux que l’on peut palisser… feuillage ferme, très denté et d’un vert moyen… fleurs semi-doubles, ouvertes en coupe… pétales ondulés roses mais veinés de plus foncé et chatoyant de reflets pourprés. L’épanouissement de juin, d’une extrême abondance, n’aura hélas qu’un rappel discret en fin d’été… parfum étonnant…
Book (1968) Page(s) 140.
Gordon Edwards. Autumn Colour in the Rose Garden. ...the interesting pear shape [hips] produced by the variegated blooms of 'Bourbon Queen'.
Book (1966) Page(s) 101.
'Bourbon Queen' .....We grow our plant imported from England, with other shrubs on a sunny bank; but it does grow in some early gardens here, as we have since discovered. This rose has medium-sized, circular, slightly cupped, open blooms of a rose-carmine, that assume a lilac flush and faint veining as they age.
Book (1965) Page(s) 52.
Nancy Steen. Old Roses in New Zealand a Hundred Years Ago. Mr. G. S. Thomas, of England, is doubtful whether the 'Bourbon Queen' listed today is the one which was bred from 'Rose Edward', the original Bourbon discovered in Mauritius in 1817. 'Bourbon Queen' was supposed to have been perpetual-flowering, but the rose sent out to us was not - until this freakish year when many summer-flowering roses produced an unusual burst of autumn bloom. This rose has come to us from several country districts and has leathery foliage - deeply serrated - and loosely cupped blooms of rosy-lilac, some of the petals showing an odd white stripe. The hips are particularly large and striking.
Book (1936) Page(s) 81.
Bourbon Queen Cupped, pink, fragrant and continuously in flower. Pedicel and hip smooth. Calyx edged glands, well apart, thin wings. Leaf tea like, a little glaucous and held flat. Makes a good hedge.