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Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’

Rosa gallica var. officinalis

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Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ is a member of the Rosa family. Its botanical name is Rosa gallica var. officinalis.

Deep pink to carmine-red. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 3". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Origin unknown (prior to 1240).1

It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate.

Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ is known for growing with a shrubby habit to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet in imperial).

France is believed to be where Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ originates from.

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How to grow Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’

Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Prune after flowering is finished.1

Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.

See our list of companion Plants for Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

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USDA zone 3b through 8b. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Shade tolerant.

Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

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Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin officinalis meaning “used medicinally”

Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’ Folklore & Trivia

It is one of the earliest cultivated species of roses, being cultivated by the Greek and Romans and it was commonly used in Mediaeval gardens. In the 19th century it was the most important species of rose to be cultivated, and most modern European rose cultivars have at least a small contribution from R. gallica in their ancestry.2

Other names for Rose ’Apothecary’s Rose’

Red Rose of Lancaster, Rose of Provins, Red Gallica, Apothekerrose

Rosa gallica duplex, Rosa gallica maxima, Rosa gallica officinalis, Rosa gallica plena

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