Rose (Rosa 'Reine des Violettes') in the Roses Database

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

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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Location: In my collection. Poland.
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Date: 2017-07-07
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Date: 2017-06-04
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Date: 2018-05-31
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Date: 2020-06-03
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Date: 2019-06-09
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2006-06-29 5:19 pm. An old fashioned beauty.
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Date: 2016-06-08
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: Germany, Labenz. Rosenpark "Lost Beauties".
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2006-06-29 5:18 pm. Lovely rounded buds, full blossom and fragrance.
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Location: Heritage Rose Garden, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USADate: 2018-06-16
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Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.
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Date: 2014-09-14
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Date: 2014-09-14
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Location: Germany, Labenz. Rosenpark "Lost Beauties".
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-06-02
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-06-05
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-06-05
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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 8:09 PM

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."

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