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Rosa ‘Striped Unique’

Centifolia rose.  The flowers of ‘Striped Unique’ were described by Catherine Gore as middle-sized and full, white, striped and veined inside with bright pink.  



Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced by Paltot.  Rivers describes its origins and character: ‘This was not raised from seed, but, a flowering branch of the Unique Provence having striped flowers, plants were budded from it, and the variety was ‘fixed’, as the French florists term it.  However, this is certainly not fixed; for it is a most inconsistent rose, in some soils producing flowers beautifully striped, in others entirely red, and in the soil of this nursery most frequently pure white.’  The rose listed by Paul as ‘Panachee Superbe’, also known as ‘Superb Striped Unique’, and described by him as having large, full, cupped white flowers, striped with lake, often sporting back to white or red, is probably an improved form.  [Rivers (1854, 1857), Paul (1848, 1863, 1888)].



History at Camden Park

Arrived from Veitch’s Nursery, Chelsea on Dec, 31st, 1859 on board the ‘Hollinside’ but dead on arrival.  For more detail see Rosa ‘Ducher’.




Published Feb 12, 2010 - 04:08 PM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 04:44 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, France

  • Tulip Rose
  • Unique Panaché
  • Striped Provence


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Striped Unique



Confidence level high