• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rosa 'Cardinal de Richelieu' (G)

rose 'Cardinal de Richelieu'

rose 'Cardinal de Richelieu'

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  • Other common names rose 'Cardinal de Richelieu'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Details '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

  • 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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation 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

Propagation 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

How to care

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

Diseases May be affected by black spot, rose rust and powdery mildews

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