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botanical name:
Rosa 'Belle de Crécy'
Rosa 'Belle de Crécy' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Gallica Rose
synonyms:  Rosa 'Belle de Crecy'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.80m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
fruit colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Vigorous shrub with lax, arching branches covered in reddish prickles. Clusters of large double flowers, opening pink and then changing to an unusual greyish violet-mauve colour. They are produced in succesion over quite a long period in summer. Fragrant.

Fertile, moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

By grafting, cuttings or separation or rooted suckers.

other notes:
Raised in France during the first half of the 1800's.
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