Hardy flowering shrub
Description: Purplish crimson blooms in early summer are very double, often quartered and showing a deep green eye when fully open; very fragrant; nearly thornless
Habit: Medium-sized shrub to 4 feet high and 5 feet wide; vigorous, with dark green foliage; suckers on own roots
Culture: Prefers rich, well-prepared garden loam and a warm, sunny location
Cold Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 9
Charles de Mills, also called Bizarre Triomphant, is an ancient Gallica variety that originated in Central Europe. It is considered one of the best, especially when grown in rich soil. The Gallicas are an important group of roses that, although not repeat blooming, had considerable influence on the evolution of modern roses.