These Roses have been popular since medieval times.
On their own roots they sucker profusely and will form thickets.
Budded onto fortuneana or other rootstock they form small shrubs with thin bristly stems. The foliage is dark green and the different varieties have flowers in shades of pink, red or purple.
In the park they flower in spring (better after a cold winter) and can produce a good display of hips.
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