R. filipes ‘Kiftsgate’

Rambling Rose

Best For Fragrance

Colour: White
Flowering: Once Flowering
Fragrance: Strong, Musk
Size: Very Tall Rambler 18m
Bloom Size: Small

A healthy, tough and extremely vigorous rose with spreading growth. Read more

Shady Areas

Rose Hips

Attracting Bees

Large Structures

Into Large Tree

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A healthy, tough and extremely vigorous rose with spreading growth. It bears masses of small, white flowers, with a strong musky fragrance, which are held in beautiful, flat-topped, cascading clusters, known as corymbs – which can sometimes be made up of hundreds of individual flowers. Each flower faces outwards, exposing a cluster of pretty yellow stamens. Flowering later than most ramblers, in June-July, the flowers are followed by an equally wonderful crop of small, oval shaped, coral-red hips.


Colour: White BLOOM COLOUR Colour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Once Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Strong, Musk
Bloom Size: Small BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: Rambling Rose
Size: Very Tall Rambler SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June. 18m
Breeder: Murrell
Year of Introduction: 1964

Ideal For

Shady Areas
Rose Hips
Attracting Bees
Large Structures
Into Large Tree

Growing Conditions

North, East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight
Partial Sunlight

Rambling Roses

Ramblers produce masses of small to medium-sized flowers held in large bunches, making them ideal for creating dramatic effect. With their height and flexibility they have a multitude of different uses: covering buildings and various garden structures, as well as rambling through trees. Although the majority of varieties are not repeat-flowering, many produce beautiful hips bringing autumnal colour and food for wildlife. They can also be used as support for other climbers, such as Clematis viticella.

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