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Gallica Roses

Gallica Roses are an ancient group comprising short compact shrubs with bristly stems and excellent foliage. The flowers range in colour from pink through to the darkest maroon and can be single or most often double. They are prized for their wonderful scent as well as their medicinal properties.

Important Gallicas include the Apothecary’s Rose, also known as Officinalis,which can be traced back to Medieval times and is known as red rose of Lancaster. Rosa Mundi, or Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’ is a classic old rose often seen in Tudor styled gardens, it is a mutation of Officinalis which has distinctive white splashing and striping to the petals.

Planting and Pruning Guide

Require little pruning apart from the removal of old spent wood once established (after flowering) and shaping as required. One habit of Gallica roses includes natural suckering, where creeping roots form new stems far away from the mother plant to produce a thicket. If this is not required it  can be easily controlled by keeping the graft union at or just above soil level.

  • Tuscany Superb - Red Gallica Rose Tuscany Superb - Red Gallica Rose

    Tuscany Superb

    Gallica Rose

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    Gorgeous rich velvety maroon blooms showing golden anthers. Rich scent. Good foliage. Summer flowering. A well shaped bush. Size:1.2m x 90cm.
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    Tricolore de Flandre - Striped Gallica Rose Tricolore de flandre is a striped pink and white gallica rose.

    Tricolore de Flandre

    Gallica Rose

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    Very double flowers with intense striping of purple and pink on a white background.Pleasing perfume.Forms a tidy small shrub. Summer flowering. Size: 90cm x 90cm.
  • Surpasse Tout - Gallica Rose

    Surpasse Tout

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a Cerisette la Jolie. Deep cerise-maroon fully double blooms with a button eye. Highly Fragrant. Good in middle border as can be sparse in foliage and rather leggy. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 90cm.
  • Rose du Maître d’Ecole

    Gallica Rose

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    A.k.a. De La Maître D'Ecole. Red buds open pink then mature to lilac-mauve,the blooms are flat and rosette shaped. Good scent . Compact habit. Summer flowering. Size: 90cm x 90cm.
  • Rosa Mundi - Striped Gallica Rose

    Rosa Mundi

    Gallica Rose

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    A.k.a Rosa gallica 'Versicolor'. A classic old rose. Light crimson semi-double blooms, striped white. Summer flowering. Forms a bushy shrub. Rich fragrance. Size:1.2m x 1.2m.  
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    Rosa gallica

    Gallica Rose

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    The French Rose. Perhaps the most important ancestor of all our garden roses. Single pink blooms with prominent golden stamens. A freely suckering shrub. Light green foliage. Bristly stems. Scented. Summer flowering. Size:90cm x 90cm.
  • Robert le Diable

    Gallica Rose

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    A useful rose being of rather small stature and having a slightly procumbent habit. The very full blooms are a mix of purples, violets and pinks which vary with age and climate. Summer flowering. Size 90cm x 90cm.
  • President de Seze - Pink Gallica Rose President de Seze - Pink Gallica Rose

    Président de Sèze

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a Mme Herbert. Full quartered blooms. Purple crimson centres with lilac white outer petals. Good foliage. Scent. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 90cm. ( President de Seze )
  • Officinalis - Gallica Rose Officinalis - Gallica Rose

    Officinalis

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a 'Apothecary Rose' or 'Red rose of Lancaster'. Smothered semi double light crimson blooms. Very fragrant, good in pot-pourri. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.2m.
  • Nestor - Pink Gallica Rose Nestor - Pink Gallica Rose

    Nestor

    Gallica Rose

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    Beautiful quartered blooms with a magenta pink at the centre of the petals turning lilac to the outer. Good scent. Light green foliage. Size:1.2m x1.2m. Summer flowering.
  • La Belle Sultane - Gallica Rose Violacea. a.k.a La Belle Sultane - Gallica Rose

    La Belle Sultane

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a Violacea. A tall upright bush bearing medium sized almost single blooms of purplish crimson with very pronounced golden stamens. Dazzling white steaks occasionally come from centre of the petals. Good scent. Summer flowering. Size:1.5m x 1.2m.
  • James Mason - Autumn Hips James Mason - Red Gallica Rose

    James Mason

    Gallica Rose

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    A recent addition to the Gallicas, one of a few introduced during the 20th century. Large, flat, blooms of rich bright crimson with contrasting golden stamens. Sweet fragrance.Profuse summer flowering. Healthy, bushy growth. Size: 1.5m x 1.2m.

  • Hippolyte a lovely Gallica Rose Hippolyte a Gallica Rose

    Hippolyte

    Gallica Rose

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    A Gallica hybrid of unknown origin. The very full blooms are rosettes with a button eye. They start dark violet but fade to mauve with a paler reverse. Light scent. Lax, arching, fairly thornless stems. Small dark leaves. Summer flowering. Size 2m x 2m.
  • Gloire de France

    Gallica Rose

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    A sprawling variety bearing huge very double blooms of deep pink with lilac edges. Beautiful dark green healthly Foliage. Virtually thornless stems. Fine scent. Summer flowering. Size:90cm x 1.2m.
  • George Vibert

    Gallica Rose

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    Small compact habit. The blooms emerge from crimson buds and are quilled and quartered with green button eyes. Light crimson striped on a blush background. Fragrant. Summer flowering. Size: 1m x 1m.

  • Empress Josephine - Pink Gallica Rose Empress Josephine - Pink Gallica Rose

    Empress Josephine

    Gallica Rose

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    Rich pink double blooms veined with deeper shades. Petals wavy and loosely arranged. Scented. Summer flowering. Size: 1.2m x 1.0m.
  • Duchesse de Montebello - Gallica Rose Duchesse de Montebello - Pink Gallica Rose

    Duchesse de Montebello

    Gallica Rose

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    Lovely full quartered cupped blooms of blush pink carried on a lax bush. Dark green foliage. Wonderful perfume. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 90cm.
  • Duchesse de Buccleugh

    Gallica Rose

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    Large, full, flat blooms with a button eye. Magenta pink tinted with purple and lavender.Paler reverse.Excellent foliage. Slender erect stems.Summer flowering only.Size: 1.2m x 1.2m. Year of introduction: 1837 Breeder: Vibert
  • Duchesse d’Angoulême

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a. The Wax Rose. Highly perfumed blooms of blush pink with a deeper centre emerge from tightly scrolled buds. Tidy upright plant with good foliage. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.0m. Duchesse d'Angouleme )
  • Duc de Guiche

    Gallica Rose

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    Very full magenta-crimson blooms with a green button eye. Dark green healthy foliage. Garden worthy. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.2m.