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A dressing of COCKER’S RECOMMENDED ROSE FOOD immediately after pruning in March at the rate of 125g per square metre is highly recommended with subsequent feedings at the rate of 125g per square metre... more »
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Roses - Gallica Roses

The 'French Rose' or 'Rose of Provins'.  Probably the oldest of all roses as far as history goes, a religious emblem of the Persians and Medes in the 12th Century BC.  Usually compact and upright shrubs 90-120 cm (3-4ft) bearing open flowers.  Very free flowering.  The Gallica roses require very little pruning, some of the very old wood should be removed each year, to encourage strong growth from the base and these young growths may be shortened by one third of their length.

90-120cm (3-4 ft)
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Cardinal de Richelieu
Soft purple to violet blue. 'Dusky grape purple'. Said to be the 'Blue Rose of the Arabs' of antiquity, but probably a very similar variety. One of the most remarkable kinds.

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Officinalis
Also known as the Apothecary's Rose of Provins or The Red Rose of Lancaster. Light crimson, large semi double flowers. One of the showiest of roses. Adopted in the 13th Century as the emblem of ...

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90-120cm (3-4 ft)
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Tuscany
A vigorous rounding bush. Very free flowering. The small semi double flowers have petals of velvety dark crimson purple revealing golden stamens. A first class garden plant.

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90-120cm (3-4 ft)
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Versicolor (syn. Rosa Mundi)
First recorded in England in the 16th Century. A sport from Rosa Gallica maxima, forming a similar bushy plant up to 120cm (4 ft). high. Well clothed in foliage and bearing a long succession of ...

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