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Rosa Cardinal de Richelieu (4L pot)



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  • Common Name: Gallica Rose
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Flowers: June to July
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Habit: Deciduous shrub
  • Height & Spread: 100cm × 120cm
Cardinals wear red and Bishops wear purple, but unusually no rose is more purple than Cardinal de Richelieu in a good year!.  The flowers are  full of short, incurved petals-purple with near-white undersides.  When they curl over to make a button-eye, the contrast between the white and the purple is very striking.  The base of the petals is also very pale, with occasional white streaks.  Later the colour fades to mauve and lilac, before the flower drops its petals and shatters tidily.  The flowers usually come in clusters of about three.  The plant has thornless stems and small, shiny, China leaves.  It flowers better than most Gallicas in hot climates.

All of our roses have been field grown and lifted when dormant. They are then containerised in pots to keep the roots moist as they beign to root. This is the traditional way that roses are sold in the spring and summer.. Do not be alarmed if all or most of the compost falls away when you plant your rose, this compost can be incorportated into the planting hole and the rose will continue to produce fresh roots and grow away healthily. Plant the rose to the same soil level as it was in the pot.

Rosa 'Cardinal de Richelieu' (G)

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