'Rosa sancta Richard, not Andrews' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lone Ebbesen's Garden
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Gallica / Provins, Shrub, Species Cross.
Rose-pink to salmon-pink. Strong fragrance. Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Semi-glossy, light green foliage. 5 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
'St. John's Rose' is a synonym of R. sancta Andrews, not of R. sancta Richard.
'Freya' in gardens and commerce, supposedly by Geschwind, has been ascertained to be Rosa sancta - see References.