Bourbon rose Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Bourbon rose (Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison') ROE-sah Genus: Rosa This small rose is ideal for the front of the border because its size rarely exceeds 2 feet in height. It produces pale lavender-pink to white, quartered-rosette blossoms with a spicy fragrance. It blooms from spring to autumn. Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. When dormant, prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Fall, Spring, Summer Flower Color Pink, White Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Polyantha rose Rosa ‘China Doll’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Polyantha rose Rosa 'The Fairy' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Little Darling' View the discussion thread.