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'Rosa gallica 'Rosa Mundi'' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 123-207
most recent 3 FEB SHOW ALL
Initial post 13 SEP by Harem On The Hill
part of my Rosa Mundi plant has reverted or sported to be solid pink without the striping.
anyone have experience with this happening?
Reply #1 of 6 posted 14 SEP by jedmar
Yes, it can revert back to Rosa gallica officinalis. If you go through the photos, you will see one which shows this at the Hamburg Botanical garden
Reply #2 of 6 posted 14 SEP by Harem On The Hill
Reply #3 of 6 posted 3 FEB by delaney
I did have Rosa Mundi, and it did eventually completely revert to the Apothecary's rose. It took about six years from when I saw the first "reverted cane" to when it was finally overtaken.
What I've been told since, is that if you want to keep it as Rosa Mundi, to cut off the reverted cane, as close as you can to the point of attachment - just as you would a bit of rootstock that suckers. (apologies if you already know this).
And, if you want an Apothecary's rose, you could use the reverted cane to take cuttings and make yourself a new plant. As it strikes quite easily.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 3 FEB by Harem On The Hill
very helpful! It seems to be a VERY slow change, so nice to hear you confirm your experience.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 3 FEB by Margaret Furness
Just be aware that all the Gallicas, and Old European Roses in general, will sucker if grown on their own roots. That's why they're survivors. Some are more aggressive than others.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 3 FEB by delaney
I didn't realise I could have stopped the reversion if I'd cut the affected canes off. I'm about to order it again as I did love it. And if it starts reverting again that is what I'll try this time around. Cheers.
Discussion id : 93-484
most recent 17 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUN 16 by bumblekim
The Rosa Mundi blooming at the E.M. Mills Rose Garden in Syracuse appears to have half striped, and half a solid pink color. Either a reversion or a seedling?

However, the PINK of both the striped and solid versions is MUCH lighter than the reddish pink seen in most pictures. Going to post pics soon.
Discussion id : 74-609
most recent 17 OCT 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 OCT 13 by Patricia Routley
The 1975 reference is interesting.
Discussion id : 70-654
most recent 27 MAR 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 MAR 13 by Grntrz5
How bristly is this rose? I've read only one comment that it is thornless, and haven't found any others.
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