Family : Rosaceae
Class : Modern shrubby rose – Rugosa
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Mario Beltramini
‘Thérèse Bugnet’, born in Canada aroound the 1941 in the nurseries of Georges Bugnet, is a mysterious blend of botanical roses, where the Rosa rugosa prevails.
It is hypothesized the marriage of a seedling, born from crossings of botanical roses with Rosa rugosa, and a shrub rose, ’Betty Bland’, equally mysterious hybrid of Rosa blanda.
Anyway, the outcome is a splendid rose of 10 cm of diametre, with red pointed buds that display 30-35 light mauve pink petals, particularly perfumed, with light white streaks. When fully open, the show at the centre a crown of golden stamina.
It is not a variety to prune, at times remontant by the end of the season, growing with shrubby posture, not needing particular cares, up to more than 180 cm, tolerating the partial shade and the world of roses adversities.
Seed : [Rosa acicularis × Rosa rugosa] × [Rosa amblyotis × Rosa rugosa]
Pollen : ‘Betty Bland’
1999 – Classic Shrub Rose Northeastern Illinois Rose Society Show – Shrub Tri-City Rose Society Show
2000 – Shrub Minnesota Rose Society Show – Classic Shrub Rose Greater Harrisburg Rose Society Show – Classic Shrub Rose Greater St. Louis Rose Society Show
2001 – Classic Shrub Rose San Diego Rose Society Show
2012 – Classic Shrub Rose Western Reserve Rose Society Show