Rose (Rosa 'Charles de Mills') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Charles de Mills'
'Ardoisee'
'Bizarre Triomphant'
'Maheca de Dupont'
'Violette Bronzee'
'Rose Bleue'
'Rosa Gallica Atropurpurea'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: None
Class: Gallica
Extra Color Info: Reddish-purple
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Unknown Dutch breeder, before 1790
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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:37 PM

Survives zone 5 CO winters easily

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