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Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’

Rambling rose

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  • Botanical name: Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate'
  • Common name: Rambling rose
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Rosa ‘Kiftsgate’ is an extremely vigorous rambling rose, bearing masses of small, single, cream-white flowers with a strong musk fragrance, followed by red, oval shaped hips. It’s ideal for growing through large trees or used to cover large unsightly buildings or walls. It may also be used as ground cover across large sloping banks of ground. Its open, single flowers are attractive to bees and make it a good choice for a wildlife garden.

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Grow Rosa ‘Kiftsgate’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Rosa 'Kiftsgate'

  • Plant size

    10m height

    6m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

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Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

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Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

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Take cuttings

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Prune

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Rosa 'Kiftsgate' and wildlife

Rosa 'Kiftsgate' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Rosa 'Kiftsgate' poisonous?

Rosa 'Kiftsgate' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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