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Other common names
rose 'Duchesse de Montebello'
Rosa gallica 'Duchess de Montebello' Rosa 'Prolifera de Redouté' misapplied
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
'Duchesse de Montebello' is a medium-sized shrub of upright to spreading habit, with copious light green foliage, and very fragrant, blush-pink double flowers to 7cm in width in summer
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
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, 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 and good for cut flowers
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 Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
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 subject to black spot, rose rust, rose powdery mildew and a downy mildew
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