'Mistress Bosanquet' rose Description
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Light pink Bourbon.
Exhibition name: Mistress Bosanquet
Bourbon, China / Bengale.
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.
USDA zone 5b through 10b.
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.