'Mme. Isaac Pereire'

(Pronounced: Ma-dum EYE-sack PEAR-e-yea)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Le Bienheureaux de la Salle' , 'Mme. Isaac Pereire'

 

'Mme. Isaac Pereire'

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'Mme. Isaac Pereire' is a famous old Bourbon rose that has enjoyed almost universal praise for over 100 years. The very fragrant dark pink blooms are large, cupped, very double and sometimes quartered.

When allowed to follow its natural growth habit, 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' makes a large upright bush 6' to 7' in height. It can be used effectively as a small climber.

 

'Mme. Isaac Pereire'

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The blooms of 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' are dark pink with a purple tint. The purple tint intensifies as the blooms age.

 

'Mme. Isaac Pereire'

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'Mme. Isaac Pereire' has very long canes that are perfect for pegging. It may also be used effectively as a pillar rose or short climber.

The blooms are large (3" to 4") deeply cupped, and sometimes quartered. They occur in clusters on lateral shoots.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' is a famous old Bourbon rose that has enjoyed almost universal praise for over 100 years. The very fragrant dark pink blooms are large, cupped, very double and sometimes quartered.

The blooms repeat throughout the growing season on long canes that are well adapted to pegging.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

B

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

 

BREEDER:

Garcon  

INTRODUCED:

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' was introcuced by Garcon (France) in 1881.  

DATE:

1881 [ Frabce ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    6 '     to    7 '           Width:    4 '     to    5 '



When allowed to follow its natural growth habit, 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' makes a large upright bush 6' to 7' in height. It can be used effectively as a small climber.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium sized and dark green .

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

r - Repeat. 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' begins blooming in April in the Texas Hill Country and repeats in cycles throughout the growing season.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      4.00"           Cluster Size:    3      to      5           Petal Count:    40 to 50          

The blooms are large (3" to 4") deeply cupped, and sometimes quartered. They occur in clusters on lateral shoots.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

The blooms of 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' are dark pink with a purple tint. The purple tint intensifies as the blooms age.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very Fragrant. 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' has a very intense "rose" scent.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 10  

CULTURE:

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' is very easy to grow and it is tolerant of poorer soils and shade. In warmer climates, some afternoon shade may be necessary for optimum growth.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Commercial Availability is limited

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' has very long canes that are perfect for pegging. It may also be used effectively as a pillar rose or short climber.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 388.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 339.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 27.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 367.

Botanica. Botanica's Roses - The Encyclopedia of Roses. North Rochester, Kent, England: Grange Books. 1998, p. 382.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 61, 101, 148-149.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 56, 161.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 220, 238.

Welch, William C. and Grant, Greg.. The Southern Heirloom Garden. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1995, p. 163.

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