Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: Quartered, with reflexed petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid perpetual
Growth Habit: Tall, 4-8 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Mille-Mallet, 1860
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 4-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: seedling of: Pope Pius IX

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Reine des Violettes'
  • 'Queen of the Violets'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: In my collection. Poland.

Date: 2017-07-07
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2017-06-09
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-04-29

Date: 2020-04-05

Date: 2018-05-31

Date: 2022-04-03

Date: 2017-06-04

Date: 2020-06-03
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-08-01

Date: 2019-06-09
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-06-29
 5:19 pm. An old fashioned beauty.
Location: From my collection. Poland.

Date: 2022-03-27

Date: 2020-07-08

Date: 2021-05-01
Photo by MargieNY

Date: 2021-07-17

Date: 2020-05-28

Date: 2021-07-16
Photo by seilMI

Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Home
Date: 2022-04-27
The first bloom I've seen, from a "rooted cutting".

Date: 2021-07-16
Photo by SoCalGardenNut

Date: 2014-09-14

Date: 2016-06-08
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2006-06-29
 5:18 pm. Lovely rounded buds, full blossom and fragrance.
Location: Near Napa Valley (Northern California)
Date: 2020-08-01
Photo by SoCalGardenNut
Location: In my garden. Poland.

Date: 2014-09-14
Photo by AquaEyes
Photo by Mike
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2019-06-02
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: Germany, Labenz. Rosenpark "Lost Beauties".
Location: Heritage Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2019-06-05
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2022-06-27

Date: 2014-09-14
Location: Germany, Labenz. Rosenpark "Lost Beauties".

Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2019-06-05
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Comments:
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 8:09 PM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    "This thornless rose grows like the Bourbons but bears Gallica-like flat blooms of a muted cerise lilac. ‘Reine des Violettes’ makes a chunky bush about five feet square with glossy leaves which require hard pruning in early spring to keep it compact."
Plant Events from our members
ShawnSteve On April 27, 2022 Bloomed
The first one, (to properly open, during the extreme heat!)
ShawnSteve On April 6, 2021 Obtained plant
It may take some time, for this nice rooted cutting, while I did have to get on a "wait list", just to obtain it.
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