Blush Boursault

kittymoonbeamMarch 27, 2013

I'm happy that I took a chance on this pretty rose. The slender smooth canes are a joy and the sweet little flowers hang down in a pretty way. Every year, I like it more than the year before.

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kittymoonbeam

This rose blooms early, before my Bourbons, HPs and DAs growing nearby.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 12:02AM
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floridarosez9

Very pretty, Kitty.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 11:31AM
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rosefolly

We don't see the boursaults used very much. I have often wondered about them. There is something about the once-blooming ramblers that appeals to me.

Rosefolly

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 12:23PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

She's an exquisite rose and a very worthy one to introduce the spring blooming season in your garden. How nice to see one of the lesser-known roses here.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 1:42PM
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poorbutroserich(Nashville 7a)

Lovely. Been curious about the Boursaults. Thanks for sharing!
Susan

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 2:47PM
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kittymoonbeam

I didn't buy it because it was a rambler, I was just looking for thornless roses. It's more of a tall arching shrub for me and not really a climber that wants to grow long winding canes into a tree. It self supports very nicely.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 5:37PM
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catsrose(VA 6)

My BB arrived today. I am glad to hear she self-supports, because that gives me more options on where to put her. I have Mme Sancy and L'Heritieranea on arbors, so maybe I'll just let BB grow free.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:22PM
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seil zone 6b MI

It's lovely, Kitty! Nice clear shade of pink.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:53PM
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kittymoonbeam

The first small canes will be floppy so tie them upright to a support until they grow some sturdy canes.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 7:38PM
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mariannese

I have a found Blush Boursault from an old garden in Uppsala. The house was built in 1650 but the rose was probably planted some time between 1837 and 1846.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 12:24PM
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Krista_5NY

Beautiful! I can see why you love it.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 12:30PM
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