• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rosa 'Complicata' (G)

Rose 'Complicata'

Rose 'Complicata'

© � RHS 1993

  • Other common names Rose 'Complicata'

  • Synonyms Rosa gallica 'Complicata'

  • Genus Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species 'Complicata' is a strong-growing medium-sized shrub with bright green foliage on thorny stems and single, slightly scented, bright rose-pink, white-centred flowers to 11cm in width, with conspicuous yellow stamens

  • Horticultural Group Gallica roses are compact, prickly shrubs with dull green foliage and generally fragrant, single to double flowers in small clusters in mid-summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Will grow in wide range of situations. Very vigorous rose with strong, arching, open growth

Propagation Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by budding in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 23 (roses)

Pests Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage

Diseases May be subject to black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews and a downy mildew

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