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Rosa moyesii (Moyes Rose)

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Rosa Moyesii, Rosa Geranium, Rose geranium, Rose Nevada, Rosa Nevada, David austin rose, Mandarin Rose, Moyes Rose, Moyesii Hybrids, Wild Roses, Shrub roses, pink roses, Climbing Roses, fragrant roses
Rosa Moyesii, Rosa Geranium, Rose geranium, Rose Nevada, Rosa Nevada, David austin rose, Mandarin Rose, Moyes Rose, Moyesii Hybrids, Wild Roses, Shrub roses, pink roses, Climbing Roses, fragrant roses

Native to western China, Rosa moyesii, commonly known as Mandarin Rose or Moyes Rose, is a healthy and robust Rose that can be relied on to provide interest and color. Parent to many shrub roses, this is a vigorous, deciduous shrub with an attractive spreading arching habit. It is covered with a plentiful array of remarkable, wine-red flowers, up to 3 in. (7 cm), with prominent yellow central stamens in late spring. Flowering is so profuse that the attractive blossoms nearly cover the lustrous dark green fern-like foliage. As an extra bonus, these are followed in fall by crops of striking bottle-shaped rose hips, adding interest and color to the winter garden.

  • Blooming occurs in late spring to early summer, some varieties may bloom only once while others repeat prolifically.
  • Featuring a bushy, upright, rounded habit, this ravishing shrub is a superb addition to borders and creates lovely fragrant informal hedges.
  • Grows up from 5 to 13 feet tall (150- 400 cm) with a similar spread on strong, reddish to chocolate, weeping stems.
  • Best grown in full sun, in slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Light shade is tolerated, but flowering and disease resistance may be affected. Provide good air circulation and avoid overhead watering.
  • Very disease resistant, although may blackspot in wet climates.
  • Attractive to pollinating insects, butterflies, and birds which feast on the large and colorful rose hips during the winter months.
  • Requires little maintenance. Do not remove spent flowers if you want to enjoy a beautiful crop of orange-red hips in fall and winter. Pruning should be carried out once flowering is complete. Obviously, if pruning is carried out after flowering no hips will follow.

Every variation of Rosa moyesii is treasured:

Rosa ‘Geranium’ – one of most famous moyesii hybrids, this compact cultivar is prized for its brilliant geranium-red blooms, up to 2.5 in. (6 cm), and for its characteristic flagon-shaped orange-red hips in fall. Grows up to 8 ft. (240 cm) and spreads 7 ft. (210 cm). It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Bred by Mulligan in 1938.

Rosa ‘Nevada’ is another famous moyesii hybrid, which was bred in Spain in 1927 by Pedro Dot. This charming rose features fat, pinkish buds, which open 4 in. wide (10 cm) into creamy white flowers on arching red shoots with a vivacious display. The flattened white petals are beautifully complemented by golden center stamens. The fragrant blossoms appear in late spring in such an abundance that they nearly cover the light green foliage. ‘Nevada’ repeats intermittently throughout the summer and fall. This majestic shrub grows up to 5-7 ft. (150-210 cm) with a similar spread. Excellent disease resistance and winter hardiness. ARS Merit award.

Rosa ‘Highdownensis’. Bred in the UK (1928) by Sir Frederick Stern. A magnificent rose shrub with cerise-crimson flowers. Mild fragrance. Excellent disease resistance and winter hardiness. 8-13 ft. tall (240-390 cm) and 6-10 ft. wide (180-300 cm)

Rosa moyesii is a splendid Rose species that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It was discovered by the Botanist E. Wilson, who named it after Reverend James Moyes (1876-1930) of the China Inland Mission.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa - Shrub Rose, Rosa
Common names Moyes Rose, Rose, moyesii Hybrids
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5' - 13'
(150cm - 4m)
Spread 5' - 13'
(150cm - 4m)
Spacing 48" - 72"
(120cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa - Shrub Rose, Rosa
Common names Moyes Rose, Rose, moyesii Hybrids
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5' - 13'
(150cm - 4m)
Spread 5' - 13'
(150cm - 4m)
Spacing 48" - 72"
(120cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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