Rosa Mundi

Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Rosa Mundi Each time I compare Rosa Mundi to other striped roses it wins - hands down. But I don't know why. Ferdinand Pichard is a close second. The rest are a blur.

It's a sport of R. gallica officinalis whose hips were used by pharmacists through the middle ages. It will occasionally produce buds that revert to mauve.

Rosa Mundi makes a dense, well foliaged shrub. Though it may grow slowly, it is just about unconditionally healthy and here survives on a six inch layer of clay over gravel, and succeeds in choking out weeds.

ARS members rate it 9.0 and it has received an award of garden merit from the RHS.

Zone 5-8
Species Shrub