Popular for its exquisite fragrance and vibrant blooms, French Rose requires thoughtful care to thrive in an outdoor setting.
Did you know that the French Rose, also called Rosa gallica, is one of the oldest garden roses out there? This captivating flower was first cultivated by the Greeks and Romans, but it was originally a wild species in Central Europe. The French Rose is a real showstopper, with double corolla flowers that come in all kinds of cool colors like deep crimson, rich purples, and lighter shades of pink and white. And the smell? Sweet, spicy, and rich.
You'll see it bloom in late spring to early summer when it produces a whole bunch of flowers in a pretty short amount of time. The French Rose grows into a compact, bushy shrub that's usually about 3 to 4 feet (90-120 cm) tall. It's got a well-branched growth habit, so it forms a dense and rounded shape. And just so you know, the leaves usually fall off in the fall since it's a deciduous plant.