Rosa centifolia L.

A Centifolia rose.  Gore describes the flowers of the ‘Common Cabbage’ as drooping, large, of a beautiful pink, fragrant and full.  Paul describes its flowers as rose-coloured, large and globular in form, on a vigorous bush of branching habit.  [Paul (1848, 1863, 1888, 1903), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Amat].

Horticultural & Botanical History

An old garden rose, certainly pre-19th century.  Rosa centifolia is beautifully illustrated in Willmot, rose no. 115.  Saint-Hilaire Tr. pl.143/1825.

History at Camden Park

Included in a handwritten list of roses dated 1861, probably intended for a new edition of the catalogue that was never printed.  [MP A2943].


Published Feb 12, 2010 - 11:47 AM | Last updated Feb 12, 2010 - 11:53 AM

Figured are glossy, deep green foliage and very double red rose.  Saint-Hilaire Tr. pl.143, 1825.

Rosa centifolia L. | Saint-Hilaire Tr. pl.143/1825 | BHL

More details about Rosa centifolia L.
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin


  • Common Cabbage
  • Common Hundred-leaved rose
  • Cabbage rose
  • Old red cabbage rose
  • Provence rose
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Common Cabbage 

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