Do not remove spent flowers if you want to enjoy a beautiful crop of orange-red hips in fall and winter.
Gallica roses are an excellent rose for gardeners who refuse to spray.
Flowers are large, with 5 to 7 petals.
History tells us that this rose came to Europe in the 1600's.
And while preferring full sun, can tolerate shade as well.
Roses were often given classical names.