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Rosa 'Grouse'

Ground cover rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers, Thorns

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This very useful and attractive ground cover shrub was introduced in 1984 as one of Kordes' Game Bird Series, others include 'Pheasant' and 'Partridge'. It is a plant for large areas, soon disguising a manhole cover or clothing a sunny bank with its low spreading branches and prolific shiny foliage, hugging the ground and moulding itself to contours. The flowers appear lavishly for about two months, smothering plants with light pink single blooms and effectively suppressing most weeds. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestgious Award of Garden Merit. To prune, simply trim back any excessive growth in late winter or early spring.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Grouse

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Thorns

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 300cm


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