Introducing ‘Marchesa Boccella’ Rose

July 25, 2011

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‘Marchesa Boccella’, a light pink Hybrid Perpetual with a strong scent and repeat bloom

My roses have been full of surprises this season, ‘Marchesa Boccella’ being one of them. Purchased in the spring from Vintage Gardens, she was a banded rose, and very small. I never expected her to bloom this season, but surprisingly she did and what a show! Her tiny little frame (still in a 1 gallon pot) was covered with lovely blossoms which smelled so sweet. Fortunately, ‘Marchesa Boccella’ bloomed before our ridiculous heat wave we had last week otherwise I am not sure how she would have fared. Since then I have transplanted her to a 5 gallon pot and hope to get a repeat bloom later this summer and into fall when some roses around here tend to look their best. Since ‘Marchesa Boccella’ is new to me, I cannot offer any growing tips, but here is some general information at a glance. So far she proves to be a real winner! Edit: ‘Jacques Cartier’ is the preferred name if you live outside of the U.S. and more photos can be found here. This rose is a keeper!

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    Cynthia Crane (@TheCranesNest) September 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m fairly new to gardening with roses and your info here is much appreciated!


    Jessica Beyer February 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Does this have a strong fragrance to it? (Oh its beautiful btw :) I am looking to find some old time roses to plant and i have some damask rose seeds that i am currently soaking in water with a drop of bleach trying to start them. The first batch i did molded :S


    Hedgerow Rose February 2, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Hi Jessica! Yes, this rose is highly scented, although perhaps not as strongly as ‘Comte de Chambord’. Last summer was only my first season with ‘Marchesa Boccella’ so I don’t know very much about her yet. That’s exciting about your rose seeds! I hope it works out for you! I am currently chilling some Rosa virginiana and Rosa glauca seeds and I’m a little nervous about starting them since I don’t always have the best luck with propagating. Let me know how yours come out! :)


    Jessica Beyer February 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I defiantly will :) The ones I am trying to propagate are La Ville de Bruxelles


    Hedgerow Rose February 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm



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