Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate'

Rambler rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate'

Plant details

Rosa 'Kiftsgate' is an extremely vigorous rambling rose, bearing masses of small, single, cream-white flowers with a strong musk fragrance, followed by red, oval shaped hips. It's ideal for growing through large trees or used to cover large unsightly buildings or walls. It may also be used as ground cover across large sloping banks of ground.

Grow Rosa 'Kiftsgate' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Species: filipes

Cultivar: Kiftsgate

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 600cm

Time to plant seeds: December to February

Reader reviews


This is an amazing rose. I've grown all mine from seed - and yes you can because they are a species rose. They germinated really well, and once they got going, they really got going. They climb well, and honestly seem to co-operate with you in going exactly the way you want them to! If you point them in a certain direction, away they go! Some of mine are growing in shade, and it isn't bothering them at all. I recommend them highly.

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