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|Blooms:||Semi double, yellow stamens, large|
|Foliage:||Grayish, dark green|
|Fragrance:||Quite fragrant: rose|
|Size (H x W):||4 x 3|
|Cultivation:||Healthy in poor soil, shade tolerant, but subject to mildew. Good for hedging and cutting.|
|Not Hardy North of:||Zone 3|
|Notes:||Easy to grow. Produces small oval hips.
An historic rose, it was brought back to France by Le Chansonnier from the Crusades in the thirteenth century - used in the manufacture of perfume in Provins - used extensively by apothecaries for medicinal purposes, and is the symbol for modern pharmacology.
During the War of the Roses in the 15th Century, the Apothecary's Rose (Rosa gallica officinalis) was the emblem of The House of Lancaster.