'Jacques Cartier' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jan Staedler's Southeastern Wisconsin Garden
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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.
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.
In his garden in Norfolk, Robert Wharton, of Whartons Nurseries Ltd.
, reports the best rose varieties in his garden are: 'Flower Carpet Pink'
, 'Flower Carpet Sunshine'
, 'Flower Carpet White'
, 'The Fairy'
, 'Arthur Bell'
and 'Jacques Cartier'