'Rosa gallica L.' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
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Gallica / Provins, Species / Wild.
Deep pink. Strong fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Climbing, suckers on its own roots.
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm). Width of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.
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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.
Rosa czackiana Bess. Enumeratio plantarum hucusque in Volhynia, Podolia, gub. Kiiviensi, Bessarabia cis-tyraica et circa Odessam collectarum; 1822 66 1822.
Rosa heteroacantha Chrshan. Bot. Zhurn. (Kiev) 6(4): 92. 1949
Rosa minimalis Chrshan. Bot. Zhurn. (Kiev) 5(2): 61. 1949