'Rosa Mundi' rose References
Website/Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 26. Includes photo(s).
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 114.
Rosa gallica versicolor ('Rosa Mundi', 'Striped Rose of France') Description... petals delicate pink striped with more or less bright red... The variegations which distinguish this cultivar often disappear, and it is not rare to see in one year variegated blooms followed by those of one colour only [reverting to the blossoms of the rose it sported from]... It is known in France as 'Provins Panaché' or 'Provins Oeillet' and in England as 'Rosamunde' after the beautiful and intelligent mistress of Henry II. 'Rosamunde' derives from the German Rosen, a rose, and mund, a mouth, or 'Mouth-of-rose'. Rosa gallica versicolor flowers better in shade than in full sun. It does very well grafted, but own-root shrubs give larger and more brilliant blooms.
Book (1997) Page(s) 137.
(R. gallica versicolor, 'Rosa Mundi') Description and vital statistics.
Book (1997) Page(s) 39.
Rosa Mundi can be grown in dappled shade
Book (1996) Page(s) 29.
Versicolor (R. gallica versicolor, 'Rosa Mundi') Gallica shrub... Since the seventeenth century, perhaps earlier, this has been a firm favourite, because of curious random striping on the petals... There is no ground for believing the legend that it wa slinked to Henry II's mistreaa, Fair Rosamund, who died in 1176. Its present popularity in Britain is shown by the fact that it headed the table of Best Old Garden Roses in the Rose Analysis for 1995.
Book (1995) Page(s) 54.
An early maze in masonry is recorded in the twelfth century at Woodstock, where Henry II chased the 'fair Rosamund'...
Book (1995) Page(s) 49. Includes photo(s).
Book (1995) Page(s) 94. Includes photo(s).
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 9.
Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) painted portraits of roses of his time. The original may be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. They include 'Rosa Mundi'
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 50. Includes photo(s).
Rosa Mundi Gallicanae. Description and cultivation... The striking flowers are all different, with combinations of light red, pink and white, with prominent yellow stamens...