Gallica. Dark green smooth foliage and almost no thorns on the arching stems. The summer blooms are small and flat and form a perfect rosette. Coloured a deep magenta combined with softer violet tones in the centre. Prune immediately after flowering. From the early nineteenth century.
In Greek mythology Hippolyte was the Queen of the Amazons.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m