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This Gallica class rose is full-flowered with luscious petals of a deep crimson. It has fragrant flowers in the spring.

Latin Name

Rosa gallica 'Charles de Mills'



Type of Plant

Shrubs Shrubs
Roses Roses

Bloom Season



Spring Spring


Max height Max Height: 5'
Max spread Max Spread: 5'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


    Native Range

    Central and southern Europe


    The Charles de Mills rose has been known in cultivation since approximately 1790.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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