'Versicolor' rose References
Book (2002) Page(s) 84.
R. gallica versicolor ('Rosa Mundi') Species. Rated 9.0
Article (magazine) (2001) Page(s) 400.
Fig. 1: [Closely related to 'Impératrice Josèphine'. Next kin: 'Grand Cramoisi de Vibert' and 'Fanny Bias'. Further relation to the 'Officinalis'-cluster].
Article (magazine) (May 1999) Page(s) 58. Includes photo(s).
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 64.
Rosa Mundi ('Garnet Striped Rose', 'La Panachée', 'La Villageoise', 'Panaché', 'Provins Oeillet', 'Rosemonde', 'Versicolor'.) Breeder unknown, pre-1581. The author cites information from different sources... White lined with red... An abundant seed-bearer, and the parent of most of the striped French Roses... Illustrated by Miss Lawrance and Redouté... The variegations which distinguish this variety often disappear, and it is not rare to see in the same year variegated blossoms followed by those of just one color... blooms better in shade than full sun... frequently confounded with the 'York and Lancaster', which is pure Damask...
Book (Mar 1999) Page(s) 94-95. Includes photo(s).
Rosa Mundi (R. gallica 'Versicolor') Description... A variegated sport of 'Officinalis' and a parent of many striped Gallica roses...
Article (newsletter) (Feb 1999) Page(s) 1.
R. gallica 'versicolor' Filassier at Clamart near Paris offered it in his 1785 catalogue at a price five times that of simple R. gallica...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 20. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (24 Oct 1998) Page(s) 32. Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog (23 Oct 1998) Page(s) 38. Includes photo(s).
Book (Jul 1998) Page(s) 19-21. Includes photo(s).
Rosa gallica 'Versicolor': forerunner of striped Gallicas... mentioned for the first time in the West, by Charles de Lécluse (Clusius in Latin) in the 1500s... In England, it is known as 'Rosa Mundi' for Rosamund Clifford, the beautiful mistress of Henry II. She died in 1176 and engraved on her tomb are the words: Hic jacet in tumolo rosa mundi, non rosa munda. [Here, in this tomb, lies a rose of the world, not a pure (or honorable) rose.]... Over the centuries, this marvelous rose has inspired artists, including Redouté who painted it at Malmaison where it wa sknown as 'Rose de France à fleurs panachées'...