Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Rosa ‘Tricolor de Flandre’

A Gallica rose.  Scented, almost fully double, pink flowers with purple stripes.  With upright habit and growing to 90cm, it makes a good pot specimen.  [Paul (1848, 1863), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Amat].



Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced by Louis van Houtte in 1846.  Thomas Rivers thought little of most striped Gallica roses.  He considered Oeillet Parfait to be by far the best and ‘Perle des Panachees, with flowers of a pure white striped with lilac and red, is an acquisition; and Tricolor de Flandres, a new and very double striped rose, may be retained.’



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 - 11:32 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Belgium

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Tricolor de Flandre



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