Bourbon Rose Rosa 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire' (ClBb)

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šŸ¾ Non-toxic to pets
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šŸŖ Not edible
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rose 'Madame Isaac Pereire'

ABOUT

The plant commonly known as 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire' is a stunning climbing rose with a particularly luxurious and old-fashioned look. It boasts large, lushly petaled blooms that are deeply colored in a rich, raspberry pink hue, which can be so dark they almost appear burgundy. The flowers are notably full and packed with numerous petals that create a romantic, cupped, and quartered shape, exuding a strong and intoxicating fruity fragrance that can fill a garden space. As a climber, this rose is equipped with long, flexible canes that bear the weight of its heavy blooms, which often nod charmingly due to their size. The leaves are a dark, glossy green providing an elegant backdrop to the opulent flowers. The foliage often sprouts from thorny stems, which is typical of rose plants, adding a rugged contrast to the delicate blooms. The roses unfurl from tight buds, offering a visual spectacle as they gradually open up to reveal a burst of color and scent. The bloom cycle is recurrent, providing a show of flowers through the growing season that is both visually impactful and fragrant. During its prime blooming season, 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire' is a showstopper in any garden, ideal for training over archways, trellises, or fences where it can spread its splendid flowers for passersby to admire and for garden enthusiasts to cherish. Its generous blooming habit and charming form make it a beloved choice for those wishing to add a touch of Victorian elegance to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Bourbon Rose, Madame Isaac PĆ©reire Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Madame Isaac PĆ©reire rose, like most rose species, is not considered poisonous to humans. There are no inherent toxins in the plant that would cause a poisoning reaction. However, it is important to note that the thorns on a rose bush can cause physical injury if not handled properly. Additionally, accidental ingestion of large quantities of rose petals or other parts, although non-toxic, could potentially cause stomach discomfort due to the fiber content or if any pesticides have been used on the plant.

    • To pets

      The Madame Isaac PĆ©reire rose is not regarded as toxic to pets. Roses, in general, are not known to contain substances that are harmful to animals if ingested. The primary risk comes from the thorns, which can cause injuries to an animal's mouth or paws if they come into contact with the plant. If a pet ingests rose leaves or petals, they might experience mild gastrointestinal upset, but serious poisoning is unlikely. Owners should still be cautious about the use of pesticides or other chemicals on the plant, which could be potentially harmful if pets ingest treated plant materials.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle

      Perennials

    • Foliage type

      Deciduous

    • Color of leaves

      Green

    • Flower color

      Pink

    • Height

      6 feet (1.8 meters)

    • Spread

      4 feet (1.2 meters)

    • Plant type

      Climber

    • Hardiness zones

      6

    • Native area

      Europe

Benefits

  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Rosa 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire' is renowned for its large, fragrant blooms that add striking color and visual interest to gardens.
    • Pollinator Attraction: The plant attracts bees and butterflies, promoting pollination in the garden.
    • Fragrance: It emits a strong, old rose fragrance that can perfume an entire garden area.
    • Historical Significance: As an old garden rose, it has historical value and can be used to create a period garden or landscape.
    • Versatility: Suitable for trellises, arbors, fences, and walls, it can be used in various garden designs and spaces.
    • Seasonal Interest: It provides seasonal appeal with its spring and summer blooms.
    • Private Screening: Can be used to provide a natural screen or barrier in the garden when grown on supporting structures.
    • Compatibility: Harmonizes well with other plants in a mixed border or rose garden.
    • Cultural Icon: Roses are often associated with love and beauty, enhancing the emotional value of garden spaces.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Culinary decoration: The petals of this rose can be used to decorate cakes and desserts, adding a touch of elegance with their rich color and texture.
    • Artistic inspiration: Due to its striking blooms, it often serves as a subject for paintings, photographs, and other visual arts, inspiring artists with its beauty.
    • Education and research: This particular cultivar can be utilised in horticultural studies to demonstrate plant breeding techniques and floral structure.
    • Scented crafts: The petals can be used in potpourri, providing a long-lasting natural fragrance for homemade sachets and scented decor.
    • Wedding confetti: Biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than paper or plastic, the petals can be used as confetti at weddings and celebrations.
    • Fashion accessories: Petals or small blooms of the rose can be incorporated into hair combs, headbands, or brooches for a natural, floral accessory.
    • Herbal tea ingredient: Though not medicinal, the petals can be used to add a light aroma and flavor to herbal tea blends, provided they have not been treated with chemicals.
    • Floral baths: Petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, aromatic experience that can be soothing and emotionally uplifting.
    • Bookmarks: Dried and pressed, the flowers of this rose can be used to create unique and beautiful bookmarks.
    • Eco-printing: Using the natural pigments of the rose petals, one can create eco-prints on paper or fabric, a technique that transfers colors and patterns from leaves and flowers to other surfaces.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The climbing rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The climbing rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As with many roses, Madame Isaac Pereire is commonly associated with love and romance. Its lush and abundant blooms represent deep, passionate emotions.
    • Beauty: The rich pink color and sumptuous flowers of this rose signify beauty and grace, much like the elegance associated with the Victorian era from which it originates.
    • Perfection: The rose is often seen as a symbol of perfection and completeness, with the Madame Isaac Pereire's large, full blooms representing the ideal form of beauty.

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Every 1-2 weeks
Water
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2500 - 10000 Lux
Light
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6%
Humidity
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Not required
Repotting
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Late Winter - Early Spring
Propogation
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After flowering
Pruning
  • water dropWater

    The Bourbon Rose, commonly known as Madame Isaac PĆ©reire, should be watered deeply once a week, providing about 1 to 2 gallons of water per plant. During hot and dry periods, it may require additional water, possibly twice a week. Make sure to water directly at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and to prevent diseases. Avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of leaf spots and fungal infections. Always check the top inch of the soil before watering; if it feels dry, it's time to water the plant.

  • sunLight

    The Bourbon Rose thrives best in full sun conditions, requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Plant it in a spot where it can receive unfiltered morning sunlight, which is ideal for encouraging healthy growth and bloom production. Partial shade in the hottest part of the afternoon can be beneficial, especially in extremely hot climates, to prevent the blooms from fading.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Madame Isaac PĆ©reire roses are best cultivated in temperate conditions with temperatures ranging between 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive minimum winter temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit but require protection during these cold months. The ideal growing temperature for robust growth and flowering is within the range of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune the Bourbon Rose early in the spring just as new buds emerge, removing dead or damaged wood and shaping the plant. Thinning some of the old canes can stimulate vigorous growth and improve air circulation. Pruning encourages a more prolific bloom and maintains the health and size of the rose bush. Prune again lightly after the main bloom period to promote a second wave of flowers in the late season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Bourbon Rose is one that is rich in organic matter, well-draining, and has a pH between 6.0 and 6.5. A mixture of loam, compost, and aged manure or a balanced commercial rose potting mix would be ideal to maintain healthy growth and flowering.

  • plantRepotting

    Bourbon Roses like 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire' are typically not repotted as they are grown outdoors. However, for initial planting or moving, early spring or fall is the best time. These roses are best planted in the ground where they do not require frequent repotting.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Bourbon Roses, like 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire,' do not have specific humidity requirements; they are quite adaptable. However, ensuring good air circulation around the plants is key to preventing fungal diseases, which are more common in high humidity conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, ample water, and proper pruning for health.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, fertile soil, with good watering routine.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Madame Isaac PĆ©reire rose (Rosa 'Madame Isaac PĆ©reire' ClBb) begins with seed germination, where the plant develops roots and shoots after the dormant period of the seed is broken, which in the case of cultivated roses, might often be bypassed via vegetative propagation methods like cuttings or grafting. The seedling then grows into a young plant, putting out leaves in its first year and may begin to flower. As it matures, the plant enters the vegetative stage, wherein it develops a strong root system, stems, and foliage, preparing it for substantial blooms in the following years. The rose reaches its full flowering stage, producing fragrant, large-petaled blooms that are a deep pink or crimson color. After pollination, which can be assisted by insects or manually by gardeners, the plant sets hips (fruit) which contain seeds for the next generation, although cultivated varieties like Madame Isaac PĆ©reire are often reproduced vegetatively. Eventually, as the plant ages, it enters a period of senescence with reduced vigor and productivity, until it dies or is rejuvenated by pruning and care.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late Winter - Early Spring

    • The most popular method of propagating the Madame Isaac PĆ©reire rose, which is a bourbons climber, is by softwood cuttings. This is typically done in early summer when the plant's new growth is beginning to mature but is still flexible. Gardeners will select a healthy stem that has recently flowered, cut a length of about 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters), and remove the blooms and the lower leaves. The cutting is then treated with rooting hormone to encourage root development and planted in a well-draining soil mix. Maintaining consistent moisture and providing a warm environment facilitates rooting, which usually takes several weeks. Once roots have established, the new plant can be gradually acclimated to outdoor conditions and eventually planted in its permanent location.