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Complicata - Gallica Rose

Complicata

Gallica. Bred by Unknown in France in Antiquity.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Landscape Shrub
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3.5
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 8
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments It is hard to imagine that there might be an easier rose to grow. It thrives in hard-packed, dry, impoverished clay soil. It thrives in dark shade beneath mature cedars. It grows quickly, it never shows any sign of disease. In light of this ease of culture, the name of this rose is a bit of an oxymoron; this is a simple rose. The flower has just five petals, the blossoms come just once a year. It would be easy to dismiss Complicata because of its lack of remontance, its lack of fragrance, its simple flowers; but this would be a mistake because its annual show is glorious for several weeks. It would make an ideal plant for the edge of a woodland.