- Syn. Rosa mundi, syn: Rosa mundi 'Versicolor'
- Position: Full sun or partial shade
- Soil: Any humus-rich, moist buut well-drained soil
- Flower size: 10cm
- Scent: Very sstrong and sweet
- Colour: Bright magenta pink with irregular white stripes
- Flowerinig: Once only
- Height and spread: 1.25m x 1m
A sport of officinalis probably from Norwich, England, which appeared in the mid-16th century. It has white stripes irregularly splashed across the petals. A popular variety and very widely grown. Occasionally a few flowers or the odd branch may revert back to the original officinalis. These are best removed to prevent the entire plant from reverting.
All the roses we sell have been field grown and lifted when the conditions are at their best. If ordering potted roses, as the plants will not start to put on any more root growth until the spring, please do not be surprised to find the compost fall away from the roots when you take the plant out of its pot. We use a high quality compost so you can incorporate this when you plant your rose.
Rosa gallica 'Versicolor' (G)