Cardinal de Richelieu

At least one authority has suggested this is a cross between a Gallica and a China, placing it with the Hybrid Chinas. This is borne out by the fact that it appears to perform better in warm climates than most Gallicas. It is memorable for the depth of purple in the blooms. The reverse is near white, producing a lovely and dramatic effect. On its own roots it may be pruned to remain a modest shrub, but in warm climates it may be grown as an eight foot climber.

Introduced in 1845.

Cardinal de Richelieu

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Details
Growth Habit: 
Shrub, may be grown as a climber
Year Introduced: 
1840 to 1849
Bloom Type: 
Fully Double
Zone: 
Zone 5
Fragrance: 
Fragrance fff
Rebloom: 
Rebloom 0
Hybridizer: 
Parmentier, Louis-Joseph-Ghislain
Height: 
5-6 Feet
Color: 
Mauve and Mauve Blend
Class: 
Gallica
Bloom Size: 
Bloom Size 2.5
Special Uses
Thornless or Nearly Thornless: 
Thornless or Nearly Thornless
Climbing: 
Grow As Shrub or Climber
Good for Cutting: 
Good for cutting
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