Rosa Mundi

Rosa gallica versicolor


Rosa Mundi is a sport of the Apothecary Rose (Rosa gallica officinalis) and is probably the oldest and best known of the striped roses. It is a rose of great antiquity, originating in Europe and South West Asia. Many legends surround this rose; the most romantic is that it was named for 'Fair Rosamund', mistress of Henry II. Thomas Jefferson acquired 'Rosa Mundi' from the William Prince Nursery of Flushing, New York in 1791.

Growth Type: Woody Shrub Color(s): pink white Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9 Location at Monticello: East Lawn Oval Bed Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.010087,-78.451881

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Blooming Dates 2006: May 18 – Jun 162007: May 29 – Jun 142012: May 24 – Jun 152013: May 30 – Jun 19