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Gros Choux d'Hollande - Centifolia Rose

Gros Choux d'Hollande

Centifolia. Bred by Hoghland in Netherlands in 1589.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large - nearly 5 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments In everyday parlance "Cabbage Rose" has come to mean an old rose with big flowers; but this rose, named "Big Cabbage Rose of Hollande," is the original, a famous rose introduced Jan van Hoghland in the Netherlands in 1589. Whether it is a rose of his own breeding program or one of greater antiquity is a matter of serious debate among rosarians. In either case, though, the roses are very large and globular; and they are very fragrant. Though it blooms just once, the season extends into July when newer roses have long since ceased blooming for their summer break.