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PlantFiles: Gallica Rose
Rosa 'Rose du Maitre d'Ecole'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose du Maitre d'Ecole
Additional cultivar information: (aka Rose du Matre d'cole, De la Maitre d'Ecole)
Registered or introduced: 1840

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Bloom Color:
Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By budding
By simple layering

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hortensia On Jun 20, 2006, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is only 4 years old in my garden and planted in a partially shaded location. In spite of this, it is loaded with buds this year, and has always been healthy, sending up long vigorous canes well clothed with matte green leaves.

Renowned for the size of its blooms (almost 5" across) this wonderful gallica is most usually known as Du Maitre d'Ecole. Though I had a hard time tracking it down, it was worth the wait. Graham Thomas says of it "One of the great flowers of old days."


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, British Columbia

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