Rosa gallica 'Complicata'

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class: Gallica
synonyms: R. gallica complicata, Complicata
photographed by Frances Travers in her garden in Richmond, UK

Complicata is a rose that Frances Travers first saw at her freind Jaquie's house in Cambridge. This is how she describes the rose: "It is a large arching shrub, very obliging and not too thorny. The rose has lovely leaves set nicely along the stems and is well worth waiting for. In about May it produces masses of delicious, pink, single flowers like our wild Rosa canina but much bigger like a huge flock of butterflies. It never blooms again until the next Spring but continues to sit in its space very becomingly even through the long winter."
another photo of Complicata

©2005 Frances Travers