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Description for Rosa centifolia
Cabbage Rose is a centifolia rose which produces fragrant, very double deep pink blooms. Foliage is a coarse gray-green. Needs some support if planted alone. In general, roses are a large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double petalled.
Leaves are typically medium to dark green, glossy, and ovate, with finely toothed edges. Vary in size from 1/2 inch to 6 inches, five petals to more than 30, and in nearly every color. Often the flowers are very fragrant. Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb.
Unfortunately, this favorite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices. In general, roses are a large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double petalled. The root is astringent. The petals are laxative.
A syrup made from the petals is used to treat constipation in infants. The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavonoids and other bio-active compounds. An essential oil is obtained from the flowers, it is used in perfumery. The dried petals are used in potpourri.
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