Rosa ‘Cardinal de Richelieu’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Gallica


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




Old Rose.

A famous Gallica hybrid, created in France by Laffay before 1847.

Flowers usually united in clusters, with up to 50 velvety, crimson red petals. Few thorns.

Blooms just once, in spring or in summer.


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