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Rosa 'Wild Rover'

Shrub rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Rosa 'Wild Rover'

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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