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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Fru Dagmar Hastrup' is a compact small shrub with healthy, bright green foliage and fragrant, single light pink flowers to 9cm in width, opening from pointed buds through summer and autumn, and followed by large red hips in autumn
'Schneezwerg' is a compact medium-sized shrub with small, bright green, heavily veined foliage and fragrant, pure white, semi-double flowers 6cm in width, with yellow stamens, in summer and autumn, then sometimes followed by small rounded, scarlet hips together with the flowers in autumn
'Scabrosa' is a robust, spreading medium-sized shrub with fine, glossy, strongly-veined leaves and very fragrant, single, purplish-crimson flowers to 12cm in width, in summer and autumn, followed by large, scarlet hips like small tomatoes
'Hansa' is a suckering, deciduous rose with prickly stems, to 1.5m tall, and dark green foliage. Large, fragrant, double flowers, coloured a deep pinkish-purple, borne in summer and autumn, are followed by scarlet hips
'Blanche Double de Coubert' is a vigorous, upright medium-sized shrub with glossy mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn, and highly fragrant, pure white, semi-double flowers 10cm in width, flowering from summer to autumn, occasionally followed by red hips
'Pink Grootendorst' is a bushy, upright, prickly-stemmed shrub with glossy bright green, heavily veined leaves and clusters of rosette-like double pink flowers 4cm in width, the petals with serrated edges in summer and autumn
'Rubra' is a vigorous medium-sized shrub with prickly stems and glossy, strongly veined leaves turning yellow in autumn. Fragrant, single, deep magenta-pink flowers 9cm wide are fragrant in summer and autumn are followed by large scarlet hips
'Alba' is a vigorous medium-sized shrub with plentiful glossy, rich green foliage turning yellow in autumn. Fragrant, pure white, single flowers 9cm wide open in summer and autumn, followed by large scarlet hips
'Roseraie de l'Haÿ' is a vigorous, erect medium-sized shrub with fine, glossy dark foliage turning yellow in autumn, and very fragrant, double, purplish-crimson flowers up to 11cm in width continually flowering through summer and autumn
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2017
This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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