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Rose des Maures - Gallica Rose

Rose des Maures

Gallica. Bred by in in 1930.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Crimson
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The shade of the rose is nominally a slightly purplish crimson. From there it can fade or blue a bit gaining a violet cast, or it can darken a bit toward maroon. Yellow anthers will be conspicuous in open flowers. Foliage can be quite bright green, setting up the possibility that the rose is much darker than the foliage. It is said to bloom profusely in spring and bear some of the finest dark crimson flowers to be found among roses. The rose is a foundling, growing in the wilds near Sissinghurst Castle in England; so it tolerates some shade and it literally thrives on neglect.