Therese Bugnet Rugosa Rose
Origin - Bugnet, 1950
Parentage - (Rosa acicularis x Rosa rugosa kamtchatica) x (Rosa amblyotis x Rosa rugosa 'Plena') x 'Betty Bland'
Color - Pink
Foliage - Dark green
Thorns - Light
Size - 5' - 7' h. x 3' - 6' w.
Fragrance - Strong, sweet
Repeat bloom - Yes
Disease resistance - Good
Hardiness - Zone 4
The Name of the Rose - Named after a member of the breeder's family.
This rose was bred to withstand the brutal winters of Canada but it is equally happy in a warm southern garden. It is a large, upright shrub that can grow to 7 feet high. The fragrant flowers are a deep rose pink which fades to a pale pink. Re-bloom is very good especially if deadheaded. The leaves are a distinct blue-green. This is usually the first rose to bloom in a Southern garden.
From pioneer rose breeder George Bugnet( pronounced "boo-nay" not bug-net.) Lesser known than it's sister Therese Bugnet, Marie grows only 3' x3' and bears beautifully double, pristine white blooms. Very fragrant. She repeats very well for a rugosa and will be one of the first roses to bloom in the garden along with the Scotch Briar Roses and Harrisons Yellow.
Leaves do not look that much like
rugosa leaves as they are hardly veined and fairly smooth and light green in
color. Stems are red but not as red as Therese. Sadly she does not set hips for
fall showing. One of our favorites. Water her well in times of drought to
prolong her blooms. Hardy to zone 3. parentage: a cross from Therese
Bugnet x ukn seedling x F.J. Grootnedorst