One of a range of vintage French roses with glorious blooms and beautiful names, Rosa Cardinal de Richelieu is a shrub rose that has dense clusters of fully double, rounded flowers in an unusual deep burgundy purple with a luxurious velvet texture, and a subtle perfume. It is a healthy and reliable old rose, and a repeat flowerer.
With its compact, bushy habit, vigorous growth and near lack of thorns, Rosa Cardinal de Richelieu is a great choice as a specimen shrub rose, for the border or use several to form a small hedge. It also makes a dramatic cut flower.
Pot Size: 5.5L
Height and Spread: 80cm x 60cm
Hardiness: Hardy to –20°C
Preferred Soil Type: Any moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – September
: Remove faded flowers; prune in March or April