‘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!