'Le Rosier de l'Île Bourbon' rose Description
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Pink. Strong fragrance. 20 petals. Medium, semi-double to double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Upright. Large, matte, dark green foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 6'7" (200cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Vigorous.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
'Rosier de l'Île Bourbon' is 2 seedlings from 5 from hips received from the Île Bourbon (= Réunion). (See Reference of 1841). The hips were almost certainly originating from 'Rose Edouard' which was cultivated there and in Mauritius. The rose cultivated in India as R. borboniana is actually 'Rose Edouard'.