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Similar to its parent, R. macrophylla, with large pink flowers. However, it is taller, more upright and more open in growth with exceptionally large, red hips, which hang like miniature lanterns; in fact, they are some of the largest hips to be found among roses. 1966.
BLOOM COLOURColour 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
Bloom Size: Large
BLOOM SIZE GUIDEBloom 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: Wild Rose
Size: Very Large Shrub
SIZE GUIDEAll 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.
These are the very first roses, the wild roses from many parts of the northern hemisphere, together with their immediate hybrids. Wild Roses, also known as species roses, tend to form rather large shrubs. They are notable for the elegance of their growth, their dainty foliage and the simple beauty of their single flowers, which are generally followed by colourful hips in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. As well as being ideal for shrubbery and wild areas of the garden, they are also a welcome addition to a mixed rose border, bringing a certain lightness.