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'Rosa gallica duplex' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 122-264
most recent 23 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 JUN 20 by Andrew from Dolton
Elderflower and Rosa gallica 'Officinalis' Turkish delight.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 JUN 20 by Jay-Jay
This kind of "British Delight" I do not know and never tasted that. On the other hand I produced Elderflower-Rose-lemon-lemonade with natural sparkles of CO2. Very nice when drinking/enjoying it cold on a hot day!
Discussion id : 110-878
most recent 21 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 MAY 18 by pvaz
My 3 years old Gallica Officinalis has just started blooming, and the roses are light pink this time around ??? Has anyone ever experienced that, and what could have caused it? I couldn’t detect any smell in the flowers, and they look just like the Lyda rose flowers...

If I hadn’t seen it bloom the pst two years, I would have assumed that this rose had been mislabeled, but it clearly showed all signs of being a Gallica Officinalis.... until now...
Discussion id : 103-812
most recent 1 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
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Discussion id : 98-343
most recent 25 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 APR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
This rose has quite a strong resinous smell from the new growths. You can smell it straight away without having to rub at all. The other gallica and damask roses I grow also have this but 'Officinalis' is by far the strongest.
It has been the most wonderful spring day here in Devon. I have been strimming all day and the garden smells delightfully of cut grass and a large balsam poplar is just coming into leaf with a delicious spicy fragrance.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Andrew: Thank you for the info. of fragrant foliage. Your bush looks very nice !! It's on my buy-list for shade-tolerance. Sonia Rykiel's leaves smell like raspberry-floral in my alkaline clay (just by being near it) ... so I want more roses with fragrant foliage.
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