Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Rosette
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: None
Class: Centifolia
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Unknown, before 1790
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)
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'The Bishop'
  • 'Rosa gallica purpuro-violacea magna'
  • 'Purpureo-Violaceo Magna'
  • 'Provins Double'
  • 'Manteau d'Eveque'
  • 'L'Eveque'
  • 'Le Rosier Eveque'
  • 'La Rose Eveque'
  • 'La Cocarde'
  • 'Eveque'
  • 'Cocarde Pourpree'
  • 'Bishop Rose'
  • 'Bishop'
  • 'Belle Eveque'
  • 'Rosier Eveque'

Common names
  • Rose

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Date: 2021-05-28
Location: Saaremaa, Estonia 
Date: 2023-07-11
Location: Estonia
Date: 2021-07-03
Location: Whetstone Park of Roses, Columbus OH
Date: 2016-05-29
Location: Germany. Vorder-Neuendorf
Date: 2012-06-21
Location: Germany. Vorder-Neuendorf
Date: 2012-06-21
Location: Germany. Vorder-Neuendorf
Date: 2012-06-21
Location: Western Washington State
Date: 2021-06-07
  • Posted by IslandGarden (NW Washington Islands - Zone 8b) on May 31, 2021 4:30 PM concerning plant:
    This rose smells amazing! Photos do not do it justice - it's quite purple in real life.

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