Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’ is also known as Rosa ‘Mundi’. This Old Rose is a sport of Rosa gallica ‘Officinalis’; it’s a once flowering rose, that produces a mass of striking, magenta pink and white splattered, striped, semi double flowers. In summertime, blooms smother the plant; flowers decorate the entire plant, from the top to the bottom. Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’ is a joy, plants produce fragrant flowers that are accessible to bees, hoverflies, butterflies, and other insects.
This is an Old Rose that blooms once a year, in early summer. The flowers develop into small oval, red rose hips, which persist through the winter months and provide food for birds and wildlife.
Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’ is a compact, bushy rose that grows to around 1.2m (4ft) tall, depending on the particular plant’s growing conditions. Plant Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’ in a bright position, where your plants will enjoy uninterrupted sunshine. This rose grows well in moist, well-drained soil. Mulch around your plants, with a good quality, peat free compost.