Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Cardinal de Spread-Alot
I call this my "surmised" 'Cardinal de Richelieu' because my rose is one of my cemetery cuttings, from a local grave whose headstone places the family in the late 1800's. I could be wrong about its name and provenance, but I don't think so. It fits the pictures, habit, and growth of that rose to perfection. If not, then it's another lost Gallica, and a deep purple one at that.