Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ or Bourbon Rose
Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ is a medium-sized, shrub rose from the Rosaceae family of plants. This Bourbon rose was bred by Armand Garçon in 1876 and introduced in France, in 1880.
Originally Armand Garçon named it ‘Le Bienheureux de la Salle’. It was renamed Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ in 1881, after the wife of Isaac Pereire(1806-1880), the famous French banker. They also call it Mme Pereire Rose, Rosa x borboniana ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’, Climbing Bourbon rose ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’.
It has carmine pink or bright pink-colored flowers. The flowers are strongly fragrant, which is a fruity old rose scent with a hint of raspberry. They are large, about 5in or 12.5cm wide, and cup-shaped with about 55 petals. Flowers will repeat throughout the flowering season. Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ flowers in the summer and continues into autumn. This shrub rose has a bushy habit of growing to 5ft or 1.5m tall and about 4ft or 1.2m wide. You can also train it as a climber. The foliage is thick and medium green.
How to grow Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’:
Grow Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ in the sun or partial shade. The sun is better for flowering unless you are in a very hot climate then some afternoon shade will be beneficial. Plant it in rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. It is generally disease-free and pest-free, but watch out for mildew. Rosa ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ attracts bees and butterflies.