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'Mistress Bosanquet' rose Description
'Mrs. Bosanquet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
79 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light pink Bourbon.
Exhibition name: Mistress Bosanquet
Origin:
Bred by Jean Laffay (France, 1832).
Introduced in Australia by Camden Park in 1850 as 'Mrs. Bosanquet'.
Class:
Bourbon, China / Bengale.  
Bloom:
Blush, white edges, silver(y) undertones.  Moderate fragrance.  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Glandular sepals, long sepals buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
A Jacob Bosanquet, was a Director of the East India Co., elected 1782.
A copy of the rose from the National Plant Collection of Victor Lewis, Braintree, Essex, was planted in Sangerhausen after 2011.
Some confusion of 'Mrs. Bosanquet' with the Bourbon 'Pauline Bonaparte' by Nérard.
 
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