Rosa ‘Caroline de Sansal’

Hybrid Perpetual.  Very large and fine flowers, clear flesh-colour with blush edges, beautifully cupped on a vigorous shrub, but considered somewhat of a fair weather rose.  [Paul (1863, 1888), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Henry Curtis p.27 vol.2/1853, FC p.228/1857].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Bred by Desprez in 1849.  ‘Caroline de Sansal’ was described among new roses in the Flore des Serres in 1849 [FS misc. 502/1849], and Louis van Houtte included it in an Énumération des plus belles variétiés et….des autres!, all Hybrid Perpetuals, in 1660-65 in the same journal.  [FS pgs.91-102 vol.15/1864].  In the first great National Rose show held in July 1858, ‘Caroline de Sansal’ was listed amongst the roses appearing in multiple (15) winning collections.  [Gard. Chron. 1858].

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].


Considered by some to be a Damask Perpetual rose.


Published Feb 12, 2010 - 02:37 PM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 05:08 PM

More details about Rosa ‘Caroline de Sansal’
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, France

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Caroline de Sansal

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