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'Paul Bocuse ®' rose Description
'Paul Bocuse ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Apricot or apricot blend Shrub.
Registration name: MASpaujeu
Exhibition name: Paul Bocuse ®
Bred by Dominique Massad (France, 1992).
Introduced in France by Guillot/Roseraies Pierre Guillot in 1997 as 'Paul Bocuse'.
Shrub.   (Series: Generosa ® Collection)  
Apricot or apricot blend.  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  Full (26-40 petals), cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Breeder's notes:
Parentage provided by Dominique Massad in an online post on 9 October 2008.
Australia - Patent No: AU2267P  on  11 Jun 2003
Application No: 2001/263  on  19 Sep 2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
Controlled pollination between seed parent ((“semis” x (‘Charles Austin’ x “semis d’Iceberg”)) and pollen parent ‘Davidoff’ ...Breeder: Roseraies Pierre Guillot, Chamagnieu, France during 1995
First sold in France in Nov 1997. First Australian sale Autumn 2002.
France - Patent  on  1997
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Paul Bocuse produces blooms of rich apricot on an upright shrub... Celebrates the world reknown king of French cuisine...

Gwen Powell says her 'Paul Bocuse' is only in it's first year, but she's noticed that it appears to handle dry soil better than many others.

Jo Ann Cooper has this to say about 'Paul Bocuse' and the Generosa Roses in general: I just planted 'Sonia Rykiel' in my garden this year, along with 'Paul Bocuse'. Both are quite robust, yet very different from each other. 'Paul Bocuse' is very upright, yet bushy, with larger leaves. The flowers are almost always in clusters, and the fragrance is unusual and musky. 'Sonia Rykiel' has a more spreading and graceful habit. The blooms are a clear, warm pink, and the fragrance is heavy old rose. They are generally born in clusters of 2 or 3, but many times singlely. This is a really delightful rose to have in the garden or in the vase. I am very pleased with both of these plants, and would certainly try more Generosas in the future.

Chef Paul Bocuse was born on 11 February 1926, on the banks of the Saône in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, where Bocuses have been cooking professionally since 1765, when his ancestor Michel opened a little auberge in an abandoned flour mill. You can find out more about him on the Paul Bocuse website.

From the patent: Origin and Breeding Controlled pollination between seed parent ((“semis” x (‘Charles Austin’ x “semis d’Iceberg”)) and pollen parent ‘Davidoff’. ‘Maspaujeu’ was bred as part of a large breeding programme