"Luscious, sumptuous, almost blousy beauty", runs one description
of this well-known old rose. Named after the wife of a French banker, Madame
Isaac Pereire has fat, cabbagey flowers of rich rose madder, with perhaps
the strongest deep rose perfume extant. To see and smell a full blown bush on
an early April morning is a heady experience. A smaller but even more lovely fall
display and scattered roses throughout the summer are extra rewards that come
as the plant gets established. Mme. Isaac Pereire makes a handsome
shrub specimen for pegging.