Originally known as Queen of Beauty and Fragrance this rose received
its present name when one of the Grand Dukes of Russia obtained a specimen from
the gardens at Malmaison for the Imperial Garden in St. Petersburg. Souvenir
de la Malmaison produces large, flat, quartered blossoms with petals of
pale, almost flesh colored pink, and a delightful fragrance. The compact bush
rarely grows more than three feet, seemingly spending all its energy on blooming
rather than growing.