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Rosa 'Beau Narcisse' (G)
  • RHS AGM

rose 'Beau Narcisse'

A compact, deciduous Gallica rose to 1.3m high, with a branching, bushy form and ovate, finely toothed green leaves. Produces small clusters of fragrant, deep crimson-red double flowers, with quartered rosette form. Blooms once in summer

Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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.

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Gallica roses are compact, prickly shrubs with dull green foliage and generally fragrant, single to double flowers in small clusters in mid-summer

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun or light dappled shade; for more advice, see rose cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn, by softwood cuttings under glass in spring and summer, or by T-budding in summer. Note that roses are usually grafted, so plants grown from cuttings may vary

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 20 (shrub roses)

Pests

May be susceptible to rose aphids, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and large rose sawfly and rose slug sawfly larvae; leaf-cutting bees may use rose leaves to make nests for their larvae

Diseases

May be susceptible to rose black spot, rose rust and rose powdery mildew, canker, crown gall, honey fungus, downy mildews, and virus diseases, and to replant disease and rose dieback

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