Rosa ‘Princesse de Lamballe’

Alba rose.  The flowers are pure white, sometimes delicately tinted with flesh.  It was included in a list of recommended Damask, Alba, French and Hybrid Provins roses in The Gardeners’ Chronicle of 1850, and in 1847 was recommended as a pot rose.  [Paul (1848, 1863, 1888), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Gard. Chron. 1847, 1850].



Horticultural & Botanical History

In the first great National Rose show held in July 1858, ‘Princesse de Lamballe’ was listed amongst the roses appearing in multiple (2) 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].




According to Beales (1992) this rose has been lost to cultivation.  An alba rose of this name, believed to be a cross between an alba rose and the true musk rose, is for sale in Australia.  It has very full, fragrant, pure white, cupped flowers.



Published Feb 12, 2010 - 10:27 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2011 - 04:57 PM

More details about Rosa ‘Princesse de Lamballe’
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably France

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Princesse de Lamballe



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