Family : Rosaceae
Class : Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Peter Thompson
A Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland rose, created in France in 1868 by Robert & Moreau, but also known as ‘Marchesa Boccella’.
It was probably born from the crossing of a Portland with a China rose.
A very scented corolla, comprising up to 70 pink petals, lighter at the edges.
They are rather short, which gives the corolla an unusual, irregular form.
Spring/summer flowering, sometimes repeated in autumn.
Resists diseases and tolerates the shade.