Monday, 4 July 2016

Plant of the month for July

Rosa moyesii (Moyes rose)
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: China
Accession: 1976
Location: Rose garden

Rosa moyesii is a medium to large vigorous deciduous shrub with an attractive branching habit and leaves with 7-13 leaflets. The single flowers are red or deep pink, 6-7cm across, with prominent yellow central stamens, and appear in June and July. These are followed in autumn by large flagon-shaped bright crimson rose-hips. Regarded as one of the finest species roses, it was discovered by Ernest Wilson in 1903, and named after Reverend James Moyes of the China Inland Mission.

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