Rose Garland

Because this was a “reverse cross”, using “lobata of Perry” as the female parent, Saunders questioned in his notebook if ‘Rose Garland’ resulted from selfing rather than outcrossing to a lactiflora.

 Lower photo taken in a friend’s garden.


Cultivar: Rose Garland
Year Registered: 1943
Seedling No: 14219. Pages 22r & 53 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7A: “lobata of Perry” X single flowered lactiflora (or selfed?)


Flower: Color: rose pink with white flares
Form: single, cupped, 2 rows of about 10 petals, slightly crinkled
Blooms: Week 5 
Carpels: 2-4, green, very slightly woolly
Stigmas: rose pink
Disc: white
Stamens: light yellow
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium bright green
Foliage form: leaves lobed
Height: listed as dwarf, 28″ in 2021


Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries