Pink and Rose was an 1891 wallpaper pattern designed by William Morris himself in his later years.
For the print in Morris & Company we did it as a monochrome print, a good foil for the multicolored, more dramatic prints like Wandle or Anemone. (But none of it is pink or rose-colored.)
Anemone..........Honeysuckle........Pink & Rose...Anemone
The pink---a carnation
Pink is an old-fashioned name for carnation (Dianthus), a flower with pinked edges. Over the generations the word came to mean the pale red color of a popular carnation, so now we have pink pinks.
Pink carnation with pinked petals
The rose in the print---a wild rose
See a piece of the original Pink & Rose wallpaper in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by clicking here:
The print would make a good background for applique in the Morris style, adding another layer of pattern,as in this mockup I made of the intricate center block Michele Hill designed for her Friends quilt.
Or this motif from the My Renaissance sampler. Her two books William Morris in Applique and More William Morris in Applique offer much inspration.