Rosa ‘Souvenir de la Reine des Belges’

Hybrid Perpetual.  According to the Floricultural Cabinet the flowers are a brilliant carmine.  Other writers describe the flowers as rose-coloured.  [Paul (1848, 1863), FC p.61/1855].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


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].




This Hybrid Perpetual rose should not be confused with the Hybrid Provence rose called ‘Reine des Belges’, with very double, pure white flowers, described by Paul and in The Gardeners’ Chronicle of 1841.  A number of roses were called ‘Queen of the Belgians’ in this period.  See also Rosa ‘Prince Albert’.



Published Feb 12, 2010 - 12:28 PM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 05:17 PM

More details about Rosa ‘Souvenir de la Reine des Belges’
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Belgium

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Souvenir de la Reine des Belges



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