When Death claims the light of my brow
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now!
- Thomas F, Healey
This gem with many other "antique" roses can be found from many sources. Locally, Petals From The Past is a great place to visit. They also have a website and online store.
Bourbon - 1843
ARS merit rating: 8.7
Hardiness: USDA zones 6 to 8, possibly zone 5 in a protected location.
Shrub size: 2 to 5 feet tall X 2 to 4 feet wide
Fragrance: 4.5 (out of a possible 5)