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.

  • Alain Blanchard

    Gallica Rose

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    Deep crimson semi-double flowers mottled with purple and pink.Showy golden stamens Good scent. Dark stems mid-green serrated foliage. Summer flowering. Size: 1.5m x 1.5m.
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    Belle de Crécy

    Gallica Rose

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    An excellent reliable Gallica of rosette formation. Rich pink fading to pale violet. Coarse green foliage overlaid with a bluish tinge. Highly scented. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 90cm.
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    Belle Isis

    Gallica Rose

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    Perfect quartered blooms of pale pink with lighter edges. Strong myrrh fragrance. A tidy shrub with grey-green foliage. Good disease resistance. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.0m.
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    Belle sans Flatterie

    Gallica Rose

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    Fully double quartered blooms, lilac pink on the edges with deeper pink centres. Dark green foliage. Grown by Empress Josephine at Malmaison but a rarely seen today. Summer flowering. Size: 1.2m x 1.0m.
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    Camaieux

    Gallica Rose

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    Pretty double loose blooms of pale pink striped purple-crimson fading to paler tones. Short compact bushy growth. Grey green leaves. Good fragrance. A summer flowering . Size:90cm x 90cm.
  • Cardinal de Richelieu

    Gallica Rose

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    Rich purple flowers with paler centres and pretty green button eyes. Very floriferous. Good scent. Lush dark green leaves. Summer flowering. Size:1.5m x 1.2m.
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    Charles de Mills

    Gallica Rose

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    A superb old rose. Very large striking quartered blooms of maroon and purple. Fragrant. Good dark foliage. Summer flowering. Size:1.2m x 1.2m.
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    Complicata

    Gallica Rose

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    A vigorous shrub bearing a multitude of large single pink blooms with a white centre and golden stamens. Seems to thrive in some very poor conditions. Very healthy. Good scent. Summer flowering. Size:2.4m x 2m.

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    Conditorum

    Gallica Rose

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    Very fragrant,double blooms of cerise crimson. Opens slightly ruffled with a central boss of golden stamens. Forms a compact shrub. Grown in Hungary for attar. Summer Flowering. Size:1.75m x 1.25m
  • D’Aguesseau

    Gallica Rose

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    Highly regarded. Bright crimson, highly scented, double quartered blooms with a green button eye. Does not fade with age. Summer flowering. Size: 1.2m x 90cm.
  • 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.
  • 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 )
  • 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
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    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.
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    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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
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    Hippolyte a lovely Gallica Rose Hippolyte a violet 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.
  • 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.

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    La Belle Sultane

    Gallica Rose

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    a.k.a Rosa gallica 'Violacea'. A tall upright bush bearing medium sized almost single blooms of purplish crimson with very pronounced golden stamens. Good scent. Summer flowering. Size:1.5m x 1.2m.