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rose 'Cardinal de Richelieu'
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
'Cardinal de Richelieu' is a compact small shrub with almost thornless thin stems, plentiful, mid-green foliage and very fragrant, deep wine-purple double flowers 8cm in width in midsummer
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
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun with moderately 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 soil, suitable for hedging
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 23 (roses)
Pests Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage
May be affected by black spot, rose rust and powdery mildews
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