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Definition of cabbage rose

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Definition as written by philomel:

The cabbage rose is Rosa centifolia (hundreds of leaves). This name probably refers to the fully double form flowers, which are notable for their globular form, which israther like a cabbage. The flowers are mid pink and heavily perfumed.

Definition as written by dovey:

Rosa Centifolia: Cabbage Rose, Provence Rose are hybrids of unknown origin, most likely involving crosses between R. canina, R. damascena, R. gallica.
The cabbage rose grows to about 5 feet tall and with lax canes and thin stems they usually arch and nod under the weight of the heavy blooms.
The foliage is matte and the bloom colors range from whites though delicate pinks and are strongly perfumed.

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