Hybrid Gallica (HGal)
Hybrid Gallica roses are a class of hybrid roses that are a cross between the Gallica and another rose type. Gallica roses are one of the oldest cultivated roses and have been admired for their rich colors and strong fragrance. Hybrid Gallica roses retain many of the characteristics of Gallica roses, including their intense fragrance and deep colors.
These roses were first introduced in the mid-19th century by French rose breeders, who sought to combine the beauty of Gallica roses with the vigor and disease resistance of other rose varieties. They have since become a popular class of roses for their hardiness, ease of care, and lovely blooms.
Some popular Hybrid Gallica rose varieties include R. gallica versicolor, commonly known as Rosa Mundi, which features distinctive striped petals, and Charles de Mills, which has deep pink to purple flowers. In addition to their beauty, many Hybrid Gallica roses have also been recognized for their historical significance and have won awards from horticultural societies.
Hybrid Gallica roses grow as shrubs or small bushes, and can range in height from two to five feet. They are known for their ability to withstand harsh growing conditions and require minimal maintenance, making them an ideal choice for gardeners of all levels of experience.