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Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’ (Rambling Rose)

Rose filipes 'Kiftsgate', Rosa 'Kiftsgate', Rambler Roses

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Rose filipes 'Kiftsgate', Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate', Rosa 'Kiftsgate', Rambler Roses, Climbing Roses, White roses, Rose bushes, Garden Roses

Extremely vigorous, award-winning Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’ is a fast-growing, large rambler rose with huge sprays of highly fragrant, semi-double, creamy-white flowers adorned with deep yellow stamens. Produced in abundance on long thorny stems bearing pointed, light green leaves, the flowers are followed by crops of decorative, vivid, orange-red hips in the fall, extending the season of interest. Sturdy and disease resistant, this rampant rambling rose is ideal for covering unsightly buildings and large walls or scrambling through big trees. A giant rose for those who have room for it!

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Blooms overwhelmingly once in early or mid-summer.
  • Grows up to 25-40 ft. tall (7-12 m) and 20-50 ft. wide (6-15 m). ‘Kiftsgate’ is so rampant that pruning cannot restrain it, and most of the shrub will normally be out of reach.
  • Best grown in full sun in rich, fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates some shade and poor soils.
  • Very disease resistant.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
  • Introduced in the United Kingdom by E. Murrell in 1954.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Plant Type Climbers, Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Rambling Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 25' - 40'
(7.6m - 12.2m)
Spread 20' - 50'
(6.1m - 15.2m)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Plant Type Climbers, Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Rambling Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 25' - 40'
(7.6m - 12.2m)
Spread 20' - 50'
(6.1m - 15.2m)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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