The Portland Rose Jacques Cartier is one to seriously consider.
If you are considering replacing roses which have past there best it is essential that you lift the old soil and replace with new topsoil.
Roses never grow well again in the same spot unless you do this. If you like the old-fashioned look, Portland rose Jacques Cartier is one to seriously consider.
Allan Titchmarsh once named this one as his favourite rose. There is a bit of confusion as to the actual identity of this rose, some saying that it may be identical to ‘Marchesa Boccella, Whatever the case may be, this is a fine pale pink Portland Perpetual.
It grows to around four feet tall. It is a shapely shrub that is well covered with extremely healthy, dark green foliage. Blooms are fully double, sometimes showing a button eye at the centre, also has a lovely fragrance.
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Position – Full sun
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