Rosa ‘Jacques Cartier’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Damask Perpetual, Hybrid Perpetual, Portland

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Peter Thompson



Old Rose.

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.

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