'Village Maid' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Nimue's garden
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Centifolia, Gallica / Provins.
White and pink, stripes. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium to large, very double, cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Upright, well-branched. Large, matte foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 39" to 6' (100 to 185 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Vigorous. Prune after flowering is finished.
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'
, 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'
See also other possible synonyms.
International Organization for Plant Information does not list the name Rosa centifolia variegata
[See also other possible synonyms.