Living in the south, it is a well known fact that Gallica roses do not do all that well here. Typically we go from a few days of lovely weather called “Spring” to all out hot Summer. Gallica roses bloom one time for supposedly a long time. Well worth the space they take up in the garden. This is a risky rose for the South due to the shortened bloom cycle due to heat. I have had 2 gallica’s that have been less then stellar in my garden. This one below was supposedly “Tuscany Superb” but it is not. I had like 2 blooms on it last year. This is the 3 year in my garden and I finally have some Wow going on. I just don’t know if it is because of all of the rain post drought. Or the cool long Spring we are having. Not sure, but I am happy. I was going to shovel prune this one if it didn’t give me something.
~ a budded type view
~ combo view and it is very fragrant!
~ Marchesa Bocella it is a winner all the way. Here is a bud view ~
~ and an open bloom. Very very fragrant and so pretty!
~ Field of the Woods, climbing rose. The photo has it in a pinkish tint, but it is red, will need more time to study it, but looks like a winner!