Rosa 'Golden Wings'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers, Thorns



Skill level


photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (42069)

Plant details

Golden Wings' is a modern American variety, which has rapidly gained deserved popularity as a reliable and versatile rose for specimen or massed planting. Plants are naturally bushy, with dark rusty stems that are almost thornless, and attractive fresh foliage. The large informal blooms, which are virtually weatherproof, appear continuously throughout the summer if regularly deadheaded. They are single, although a few extra petals may occur, clear primrose yellow, with a light pleasant fragrance. Plants thrive in poorer soils and light shade, and make a spectacular flowering hedge. As a shrub rose, it is best pruned in late summer, after flowering has finished. Prune most stems lightly. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a few of the oldest stems each year. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Golden Wings

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers, Thorns

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 110cm

Spread: 120cm

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