Rosa ‘Mundi’

Family: Rosaceae

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.

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