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'Essig-Rose' Description
'R. gallica' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Reinhard Witt
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
52 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Deep pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. gallica
Origin:
Discovered by Unknown (before 840).
Class:
Gallica / Provins, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Strong fragrance.  5 to 15 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing, suckers on its own roots.  
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  Width of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
If you know the parentage of this rose, or other details, please contact us.
Notes:
See separate listing for the dwarf form R. gallica var. pumila. Early descriptions of the 'Red Rose' are usually not of the single species form of R. gallica L., but of 'Officinalis'.- see.
 
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