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'Rosa gallica 'Officinalis'' rose Description
'<i>Rosa gallica</i> var. <i>officinalis</i> Ser.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Donald's Roses Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
233 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. gallica officinalis
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1160).
Class:
Unknown, Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Deep pink to carmine-red.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cupped bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Bushy, well-branched.  Matte foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 8b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Shade tolerant.  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:
Early descriptions of the 'Red Rose' are usually of 'Officinalis' and not of the single-bloomed species.

DNA analysis has shown a close relationship between 'Officinalis' and 'Belle sans Flatterie'. - see References.

The Swedish Rose Society recommends R. gallica 'Officinalis' for northern Sweden.


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