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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: 
Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5
Location at Monticello: 
East Lawn Oval Bed
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2006 May 18 to 2006 Jun 162007 May 29 to 2007 Jun 142012 May 24 to 2012 Jun 152013 May 30 to 2013 Jun 19
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