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'Alika' rose Description
'Alika' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Chill out! Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
54 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Gallica.
Registration name: Alika
Exhibition name: Alika
Class:
Hybrid Gallica, Species / Wild, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
Cerise, yellow stamens.  Moderate fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, single to semi-double, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Suckers on its own roots.  Large, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 8b.  
Notes:
See COMMENTS & QUESTIONS for more detail. Fred Boutin notes that 'Alika' is a selection of Rosa gallica grandiflora that Niels Ebbesen Hansen purchased at the Regel & Keselring Nursery in St. Petersburg, Russia and introduced to North America in 1906. In his catalogs Regel listed this rose as a species/wild rose rather than as a garden cultivar.

In commerce in the USA by 1930. See REFERENCES.
 
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