'Madame Joseph Bonnaire' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Pink. Very large, very double, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' 11" to 5' 11" (150 to 180 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous.
[From The Old Rose Advisor, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 282:] Mons Joseph Bonnaire, dead at the age of 68. Born at Saint-Chef (Isère) in 1842, Bonnaire went while still quite young to Lyon where he worked at the establishments of Damaizin and Ducher, going then to Paris... [At length, he returned to Lyon] where he ultimately set up shop in 1878.