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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
rosa mundi French rose
Rosa mundi 'Versicolor' Rosa × damascena 'Versicolor'
Rosa 'Rosa Mundi' Rosa versicolor Rosa mundi
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.
Gallica roses are compact, prickly shrubs with dull green foliage and generally fragrant, single to double flowers in small clusters in mid-summer
'Versicolor' is a small shrub of bushy, compact habit, with dull greyish-green leaves and profuse, highly fragrant, semi-double flowers, blush-pink striped and spotted with crimson, to 7cm in width in early summer. Small oval hips in autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Sand, Clay, Loam
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 - see rose cultivation. Tolerant of poor soil and shade. Suitable for hedging
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
Patio & Container Plants Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 23 (roses)
Pests rose aphid, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage
May be subject to black spot, rose rust, rose powdery mildew and a downy mildew
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