Rosa x centifolia L.

Cabbage Rose, Provence Rose

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 6' tall

Exposure: Sun


Dense double blooms in red, white or pink, fragrant. Mainly pink flowers. Once-blooming. Known for large, showy sepals.


'Cabbage Rose' - 1596 - large, light pink

'Fantin-Latour' - large, light pink with darker center, introduced in UK in 1945

'Rose de Meaux' - 1789 - dwarf, light pink to lilac

'Petite de Hollande' - 1838 - dwarf, medium pink


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 491 in 1753 as Rosa centifolia.

'centifolia' = one hundred petals.

Thought to be a cross between Rosa x damascena and Rosa x alba

Synonym is Rosa provincialis var. muscosa Mill.


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