RoseFile Database

Scharlachglut - Gallica Rose

Scharlachglut

Gallica. Bred by W. Kordes in Germany in 1952.
Use:
 
Shrub, Border, Bed
Color:
 
Scarlet
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Scarlet single blossoms are set off by luminous yellow stamens. Usually the flower is bright scarlet, fading to a soft coral color. This particular shade of red is tough to find in roses, and it is unprecedented in gallicas. As a gallica, the rose has an almost unconditional toughness, dealing gracefully with humidity, frost, and a little shade. It is capable of bearing a large number of flowers at once and of filling the air with fragrance, but it does not repeat. Fortunately, it's a good-looking plant when not in bloom and could be trained as a hedge or shrub which it will decorate with hips.