USA Official State Flower Official Washington DC Flower

Washington DC is not a state, but a federal district as specified by Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution

American Beauty Rose

(Rosa 'American Beauty')
Adopted: NA


The American Beauty Rose, Rosa 'American Beauty',  was adopted as Washington, DC's flower.

Of the thousands of different varieties of roses, some are popular year after year. Others disappear because plant breeders produce better ones. For example, the American beauty rose was once popular but is no longer grown commercially. It is a hybrid perpetual, famous for its fragrant crimson blooms.


  • Class: Hybrid Perpetual
  • Bred: Hoopes, 1909, USA
  • Description: Double, spring flowering, dark pink, fragrant.
  • Color: Deep pink (med. red)
  • Blooms: Full, cupped, large, 50 petals
  • Foliage: Dull Green
  • Fragrance: Quite fragrant
  • Height: 12-15'
  • Size (H x W): 4-6 x 3-4
  • Growth Habit: Susceptible to Mildew
  • Cultivation: Vigorous, greenhouse, susceptible to Blackspot, Powdery Mildew, Rust
  • Hardiness: zones 5-9; Not Hardy North of: Zone 9
  • Origins: Bred in France (1875) by Lédéchaux
Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae ?
Order Rosales ?
Family Rosaceae ? Rose family
Genus Rosa L. ? rose
Species Rosa 'American Beauty'