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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3 3 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    Rosa Mundi is a compact rose which features a profusion of bright striped flowers in the spring. The flowers are fragrant, and this old hardy rose shrugs off most pest problems, making them an easy favorite in the garden.

    Latin Name

    Rosa gallica var. officinalis 'Versicolor'



    Type of Plant

    Roses Roses

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Spring Spring


    Max height Max Height: 4'
    Max spread Max Spread: 3'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun



    Rosa Mundi was introduced during the 16th century. It was known in Virginia by 1742, when Peter Collinson sent plants to John Custis of Williamsburg.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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