Gallica (known prior to 1581).
mutation of the Apothecary Rose named for Henry
II's mistress, Rosamond. Dramatic semi-double
blooms in early summer are blush white randomly
striped with shades of pink, crimson and light
purple. Held in large sprays, the fragrant blooms
hold their scent well and are ideally suited for
potpourri. The bush forms a compact shrub, 4 feet
tall and wide, with dark, grayish green foliage.