Jacques Cartier is an utterly reliable Portland shrub rose. It is a longstanding favourite being up to 150 years old. Mid pink, complex flowers complete with a 'button eye' in the centre produce the most wonderful scent enriching any garden, whether you can see the rose itself or not.
There is a first flush of blossom which almost covers the plant in early summer and then Jacques Cartier settles down to flower steadily through to October during which time it there is usually some flower visible. In terms of colour, shape, scent and reliability this rose ought to be in every garden.