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Ipsilante - Gallica Rose

Ipsilante

Gallica. Bred by Vibert in France in 1821.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Double & Muddled
Fragrance:
 
Strong Sweet
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Small - about 2 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 8
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Officially its color is mauve, fading to a lilac imperceptibly close to white; but it frequently photograps with some slight tinge of warm, bright pink. Whatever its color, it is nicely fragrant. The plant grows to about five feet in height with typical gallica form. David Austin thinks of it as among the most disease-resistant among old roses. Peter Beales claims it ought to be grown more frequently. Rose collectors in cooler regions seem to be much happier with it than those in hot summer/warm winter places like Texas.