A cabbage rose, or Rosa centifolia, has a cabbage-like appearance in shades of dark pink to lavender, according to SFGate. Cabbage roses are dense and fragrant.
The cabbage rose is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 11. It typically blooms once a season with a backdrop of coarse green leaves. Cabbage roses are tough, disease-resistant and winter-hardy. Cabbage roses can also be called Provence roses and are a cross between damask and alba roses. They are known as old garden roses. They were cultivated by Dutch breeders in the 17th and 18th centuries and have been depicted in many Old Master paintings.