Complicata Rose

Pink Gallica Roses

The Complicata rose has a complex ancestry, but the simple looking flowers are very beautiful.

The light, crimson colored buds open to large, deep pink flowers with golden stamens that are surrounded by a white eye. The single formed blooms have a moderate fragrance.


Type Gallica

Hybridizer Unknown  Introduced in the Nineteenth century

Growth Habits  Tall, upright, Spreading to 6 feet

Blooms   Deep Pink with a white eye and golden stamens. The single formed blooms have 5 petals, and are 4" across

Foliage Medium size, Medium Green, Leathery

Fragrance  Moderate

Hardy Zone zones 4-8

In the Gallica class of roses, this one is a proven winner. It is a Once-Bloomer, but when in bloom, it is prolific!

This is a very easy to grow rose that is very vigorous in the garden. It is also quite hardy (to zone 4).

The bush grows upright and mounding 5-6 feet tall and wide. The smooth canes are almost thorn-less.

This hardy shrub rose grows well in full sun, but can also tolerate growing in shade.

Serious gardeners find this Gallica rose a Must-have.


Landscape Uses

This rose is lovely planted as a specimen plant, but if you don't have a lot of space, train it to a pillar or short climber, or allow it to climb into a tree.

Since it is once-blooming, you could plant a Clematis with it to provide some more color after it has finished flowering.

Rose Care

Complicata rose is moderately disease resistant rose, and does best without being fussed with. A top dressing of compost in the Spring, and some light pruning after flowering (cut back stems that bore flowers, and any crowded stems or older canes).

This one reminds me of the American Pillar rose, it's that beautiful!

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