Rosa rugosa 'Malvern Hills'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (85379)

Plant details

An extremely useful and very popular rambler rose because, unusually, it doesn't have just one great big burst of midsummer flowers but a lovely, continuous show. The clusters of soft yellow flowers have a nice scent, and the none-too-invasive stems can easily be trained over an arch or against a wall. The side-shoots should be trimmed back after flowering to a new shoot for the first two years. Thereafter also cut out one-third of the oldest stems each year at ground level to encourage new vigorous stems to shoot up.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Species: rugosa

Cultivar: Malvern Hills

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 350cm

Time to prune: August to September

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