Rose (Rosa 'Cardinal de Richelieu') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Cardinal de Richelieu'
'Rose Van Sian'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Gallica
Extra Color Info: Mauve blend, gray or tan reverse
Growth Habit: Typically 3-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Louis-Joseph-Ghislain Parmentier, before 1847
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4 through 8

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Unknown

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The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Location: My GardensDate: June 1, 2014Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: June 6, 2016Close Up View In Overcast
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: june 28 ,2010
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in Zuzu's garden
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Location: My GardensDate: May 31, 2013A Single Bloom Cardinal de Richelieu
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Location: My GardensDate: June 6, 2016Close Up View In Overcast
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 6, 2014 3:41 PM

This rose has almost no scent and does not rebloom, but it's worth growing for the magnificent spring flush. Red buds open to reveal dark smoky-purple blooms with a contrasting reverse, usually silver but sometimes closer to beige. The combination of colors is breathtaking. Gallicas are recommended for zones 4-8, but my Cardinal de Richelieu blooms reliably (and beautifully) in my zone 9 garden.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:33 PM

Survives zone 5 CO winters easily

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Posted by bootandall (Marlborough, New Zealand) on Oct 28, 2016 2:40 AM

This rose has a very strong scent. A friend likened it to Double Delight.

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