Mme Isaac Pereire Bourbon, recurrent; Garçon, 1881.
Dark raspberry; very fragrant Wayside, 2004.
Mme Isaac Pereire was the wife of the wealthy Parisian banker who gave financial support to Félicien David (1810-1876), the principal composer for the socialist/utopian Saint-Simonian movement from the late 1840s to the early 1860s. David dedicated his oratorio “Eden” (1849) and his opera “The Sapphire” (1865) to Isaac Pereire, and his opera “Herculaneum” (1859) to Isaac and his brother Émile.
Mme Isaac Pereire Over Time
Honorine de Brabant Bourbon, recurrent; source/date unknown.
Mauve/maroon stripe on pale pink; fragrant. Heirloom Roses, 2005.
"Honorine” is a relatively common, though older, first name for a French woman. Brabant, identified on maps of the 14th century, is the region in mortheast France/northwest Germany/southwest Netherlands bordered generally by the Scheltde River on the west and the Meuse River on the east. Antwerp lies in its northwest, Brussels in its middle, Liége on its east border, and Cambrai in its southwest corner.