Apothecary's rose Rosa gallica var. officinalis (G)

apothecary's rose


R. gallica var. officinalis is an erect, bushy small shrub with dull greyish-green foliage and profuse, highly fragrant, semi-double, light crimson flowers to 8cm in width in early summer. Small oval hips in autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apothecary's rose old red damask official rose Provence rose red rose of Lancaster crimson damask rose see more

    • Common names

      Rosa officinalis, Rosa

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 23 (roses)

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer

  • insectPests

    rose aphid, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Deer and rabbits can cause damage

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to black spot, rose rust, rose powdery mildew and a downy mildew