I just now found this section on roses and thought I should put my rose photos on this identification site as well as the regular one. This rose has average thorns, nice fragrance and seems to be a very vigorous grower. I know it's an old rose but don't know which one. I thought it might be Marchessa bocella but it seems to have long branches, which makes me think it's a climber. Anyone have any ideas?
Which old rose is this?
What size are the blooms, and do you know whether it is a repeat bloomer?
The blooms seem to be about 2 1/2 inches wide. I've had it in a pot since last year and it bloomed a little in the spring, but I don't think it bloomed much after that. This year it has many more blooms.
I think you may be right in your ID. It looks a bit like Souvenir de la Malmaison or Elie Beauvilain, but more like Marchessa. Lovely rose! I love how it starts out strongly quartered and ends up all frowsy.
Thanks! It's good to know that you also see it as Marchessa. It's a nice rose and seems to be tough as well as pretty! Thanks again.
Indeed, it is Marchesa. Here is a close-up of it in my garden. They look like twins!
And yes, it does, after a few years, tend to climb. In the second picture, the original rose is on the right. The section in the middle of the platycodon leaves appeared last year.
Picture 3 shows the "new section" a few weeks later.
Oh, I just found a really good shot! Picture 4! This is one year later than the other pictures, almost to the day!
I love this rose so much that when I moved I bought two new ones, since I did not want to damage her by moving her.
Thank you for the photos and information. I really like this rose and it's nice knowing its name!