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'Jacques Cartier' rose Description
'Jacques Cartier' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gerda Fritz's Garden
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
182 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Light pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Marchesa Boccella
Exhibition name: Marchesa Boccella
Bred by Jean Desprez (France, 1842). Bred by Moreau-Robert (France, 1868).
Introduced in Australia by Exotic Nursery (Australia) in 1851 as 'Marquise Boccella'.
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: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Explorer Jacques Cartier died at the age of 65 on January 1, 1557.

Mike Lowe 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.
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