Antique Rose—Centifolia

Centifolia means ‘one hundred leaves’ and is also known as the cabbage rose.  Imagine naming a rose after a cabbage?  Picture in your mind a sprawling rose bush, covered in prickles and, instead of delicate pink blossoms, miniature heads of gray-green cabbage.  Extraordinary visually as well as pungent.  Luckily, centifolia was named for the way the petals fold over, like a cabbage, rather than for … Continue reading Antique Rose—Centifolia