• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rosa moyesii (S)

Moyes rose

  • Other common names Moyes rose

  • Family Rosaceae

  • Genus Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.

  • Horticultural Group Shrub roses are large shrubs with usually thorny stems bearing large leaves and fragrant, single to double flowers in clusters in summer, and usually also in autumn

  • Details R. moyesii makes a very large, deciduous shrub to 4m, with arching stems and small, dark green leaves. Single, deep scarlet flowers, carried individually or in small clusters, in summer are followed by red, hanging, flask-shaped hips in autumn

  • Plant range N China

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Spreading / Branched

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows best in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. See rose cultivation. Tolerant of poor soil and shade. Can be trained as a climber

Propagation Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 21 (roses). Do not prune after flowering if hips are required

Pests May be attacked by aphids, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, rose leaf-rolling sawfly, large rose sawfly, leaf cutting bees, rabbits and deer

Diseases May be affected by black spot, rose rust and rose powdery mildew

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