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Rosa 'Wild Rover'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Mauve

Feature

Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This shrub rose is sturdy and upright, reaching around 130cm. It produces evenly spaced and sweetly scented semi-double blooms. The buds start out as a deep claret, open to purple with beautiful yellow stamens and an ivory eye, and fade to mauve. As a shrub rose, it's 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.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Wild Rover

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Mauve

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 130cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to prune: February to March


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