Rose 'Madame Isaac Periere'
The opulent dark cerise flowers of this bourbon rose are enriched with the most intoxicating scent of all roses. Sumptuous overlapping inner petals are delicately arranged, creating a quartered flower with each petal arching over the next in a pom-pom quill formation. The flowers age gracefully to a silver-pink. Repeat flowers through the season in strong flushes with a dominant autumn flowering. Developed in Garcon, France, this tall shrub produces an abundance of flowers on arching stems. Maintain and prune this rose with good ventilation to reduce black spot infection. BOURBON, C.1881.
Plant in an open, sunny position (at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day), in free-draining, neutral soil that is rich in organic matter. Water deeply to encourage strong roots when establishing and provide supplementary watering during dry periods. Roses are heavy feeders and will benefit from organic fertiliser, twice-yearly in heavy soils (spring and late summer) or four times in sandy soil. Deadhead regularly for repeat flowering. Prune in late winter by a third for size and shape, creating an open vase form and removing any diseased or damaged wood.