Sunday, April 6, 2008

Rosa Gallica Officinalis

One of the longest cultivated roses. It is said to have been brought to Europe by the Crusaders from the Holy Land. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful roses.

Rosa gallica officinalisRosa gallica officinalisclass: Gallica rose, from before 1300
height: 90-150 cms
width: 90 cms
American hardiness zone: Z3b (down to -37 ºC)
bloom: once, then it produces rose-hips
At us it grows on a sunny place, but according to the Help Me Find it tolerates part shadow.
A beautiful photo of it can be seen at the site of Christine Meile.

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