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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
rose 'Charles de Mills'
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits
Gallica roses are compact, prickly shrubs with dull green foliage and generally fragrant, single to double flowers in small clusters in mid-summer
'Charles de Mills' is a small upright shrub to 1.2m, with copious mid-green foliage and very fragrant, fully double, quartered, crimson-purple flowers 10cm in width, flowering in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerant of poor soils and suitable for hedging. See also rose cultivation
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 23 (roses)
Pests Aphids, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Deer and rabbits can cause damage
May be affected by black spot, rose rust, rose powdery mildew and a downy mildew
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rose 'Charles de Mills'
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