Hybrid Perpetual (Liabaud, France, 1864).
We received our stock of this unique rose through the mail from a customer who was eager to see it back in commerce. It's taken a couple of years to confirm it's identity, but thank goodness he sent it! Monsieur Boncenne is a rare Hybrid Perpetual with cupped dark red velvety flowers on an upright bush. Opinions on fragrance vary, but I find it quite strong and pleasant. Repeat blooms in flushes.