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'Belle des Jardins' rose Description
'Village Maid' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Nimue's garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
148 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend, pink blend Centifolia.
Registration name: Centifolia Variegata
Origin:
Bred by Unknown French Breeder(s) (France, before 1817).
Introduced in Australia by Exotic Nursery (Australia) in 1866 as 'Dometille Becard'.
Class:
Centifolia, Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
White and pink, stripes. [Mauve or purple blend, stripes.]  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium to large, very double, cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Large, matte foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  

Height: 39" to 6' (100 to 185cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Vigorous.  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Parentage:
Notes:
Joyce Demits at Tanglewood Farms says Village Maid, the Gallica, has very double, two-inch flowers of pale pink, streaked dark rose...
Several references refer to apparently different roses. See also Rosa provincialis variegata
Verrier describes some confusion with a number of other roses, including 'Village Maid' [Rosa Gallica, p. 107]
Brent Dickerson reports that Thomas River's 1837 catalog lists a Gallica 'Village Maid' as already in England, a variety which thus pre-dates both Vibert's 'Village Maid' of 1845 and Vibert's 'Belle Villageoise' of 1839.
See also other possible synonyms.
International Organization for Plant Information does not list the name Rosa centifolia variegata

[See also other possible synonyms.]
Sisley-Vandaël has 'Panachée à fleurs pleines' as a synonym

[See also References under 'Village Maid'. Sisley-Vandaël has 'Belle Rubannée' as a synonym
Sangerhausen describes the color of the bloom of Panachée à fleurs double as pink with violet stripes.]
 
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