Rose (Rosa 'Mistress Bosanquet') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Mistress Bosanquet'
'Mrs. Bosanquet'
'Cottonwood Cemetery Blush Rose'
'Legacy of Samuel Briggs #2'
'Pauline Bonaparte'
'Petaluma Blush'
'The Sapho'
'Mme Breon fils'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Cupped to flat
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Rebloom: Good
Class: Bourbon
Extra Color Info: Blush pink, with silver undertones
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1832
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 4:03 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"We acquired this early Bourbon from Heritage Rose Gardens in California. The plant is full and bushy, with both foliage and flowers suggesting either Tea or China influence. Mrs. Bosanquet blooms regularly, with scented flowers that are a pale blush pink and very shapely, reminiscent of the China/Bourbon Hermosa, but longer in the bud."

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