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'Common Provins Rose' Reviews & Comments
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.
Discussion id : 101-518
most recent 27 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 JUN 17 by Andrew from Dolton
I just uploaded a picture of this rose. Looking at other pictures of Rosa gallica 'Officinalis' on HMF the stamens are always quite clearly visible. On my rose they arn't, so maybe it has been identified wrongly. Any suggestions?
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