Rosa Gallica


Rosa Gallica

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Rosa gallica, commonly known as the Gallica Rose, is a historical and well-recognized species within the rose family, Rosaceae. Known for its significance in horticulture and cultural history, this species has a straightforward yet enduring presence. The Gallica Rose is characterized by its deciduous shrub habit, typically reaching a height of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters). The stems are armed with thorns, and the pinnate leaves consist of several small leaflets. The flowers of Rosa gallica are notable for their simple, five-petaled structure and appear in a range of colors, including shades of pink, red, and purplish hues. With a long history dating back to ancient times, Rosa gallica holds cultural significance. Its symbolic representation in various traditions and its role in the development of modern rose hybrids underscore its enduring importance. Often referred to as the French Rose, it has contributed genetic diversity to numerous cultivated varieties. Native to Europe and western Asia, Rosa gallica is well-adapted to diverse climates and soil types. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, displaying resilience in both garden and wild settings. This adaptability has contributed to its widespread cultivation.

Sowing Advice

Seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. Sow into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of year, cover to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; seed tray is best left in a cool protected spot and kept moist. Seeds usually germinate in spring, regardless of when sown.

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Key Facts


Common name:French Rose

Classification:Hardy shrub


Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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