Rose Gardner

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Rose Gardner
Biographical Information
Other namesRosie-Lass
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1425
ParentageSamwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton
SiblingsElanor, Frodo, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin and Tolman
Physical Description

Rose Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Rose was the second daughter and third child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton,[1] named after her mother at the suggestion of Frodo Baggins.[2]


Roses were common flowers in Middle-earth, and flower names were common in the Shire.[3] In Sindarin, the name Rose is Meril.[4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: XI. The Epilogue: The second version"