Book (1988) Page(s) 160.
location 112/1, 146/15, R. moyesii Hensl. & Wils., CINNAMOMEAE, western China, Sichuan, 1890, blood-red, single, large, solitary or in pairs, very floriferous, vigorous, bushy, broad, arching, to 3 m, many prickles, dark green small-medium matte foliage, 11 leaflets, dark orange-red very large matte glandular bottle-shaped long-necked fruit, upright persistent sepals, very many hips
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 35.
Website/Catalog (1982) Page(s) 34.
Rosa Moyesii An interesting rose, combining a variety of attributes not least of which is the splendid flaggon-shaped heps of waxy red, preceded by firm but delicate single blood-red flowers with pronounced anthers. The foliage too is pleasing. Equally at home as a wall plant or specimen shrub. Int 1903. W. F. Shade tolerant. (S) 10 x 6’.
Article (misc) (1950) Page(s) 113.
R. moyesii found by [E.H.] Wilson in 1903
Book (Jan 1946) Page(s) 31.
R. Moyesii, Hensl. and Wils. This rose needs protection in most parts of Canada and so is rarely seen in its full beauty. Where it is perfectly hardy it forms a tall shrub to eight feet and is covered with blood-red flowers, followed by very long orange-red bottle-necked fruits. The foliage is very fine in texture, each leaf being formed of many small leaflets.
Book (1937) Page(s) 74.
Moyesii Hemsl. & Wils. (cinn. Asiatic) [pollen quality] 90% [ploidy] 42
Website/Catalog (1937) Page(s) 106.
Park Roses... Rosa Moyesii, deep velvety scarlet-red, floriferous, 3 m. June-July.
Book (1934) Page(s) 316.
Moyesi (species), 1910.- Brownish scarle, sometimes blood red; vigorous; bush, N. or W. wall; prune very lightly; single, distinct flowers, very fine heps in autumn.
Book (1933) Page(s) 63.
R. moyesii - Western China. Deep blood red flowers, almost maroon, two to two and one-half inches. Not a profuse bloomer - fruit quite original. Long drops taking in the fall the same color as the flowers in June. The plant is not of good form, the base getting "leggy," and the foliage is deficient. Some variations make good pillars.
Book (1916) Page(s) 325, vol. 2.
Rosa Moyesii Hemsley & Wilson in Kew Bull. Misc. Inform. 1906, 159.— Garden, LXXIL 313, fig. (1908). — Hemsley in Bot. Mag. CXXXVI. t. 8338 (1910). — Willmott, Gen. Rosa, I. 229, t. fig. 74 (1911). — Bean, Trees & Shrubs Brit. Isl. II. 435, fig. (1914).
Rosa macrophylla, f. parce glandulosa Focke in Not. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh, V. 69 (1911).
Rosa macrophylla, f. gracilis Focke, 1. c. (pro parte) (1911), quoad No. 4442.
Western Szech'uan: Tachien-lu, thickets, alt. 2600-3300 m., June and October 1908, October 1910 (Nos. 1289, 4111, 4098; bush 2-4 m. tall, flowers dark red, fruit orange-scarlet); same locality, July 1903 (Veitch Exped. No. 3543, type); northeast of Tachien-lu, thickets, alt. 2300-3600 m., July 9 and September 1908 (No. 1056; bush 2-6 m., flowers deep rose, fruit orange-scarlet); west of Kuan Hsien, Pan-Ian-shan, thickets, alt. 2300-3300 m., October 1910 (Nos. 4111, 4309; bush 2.5-5 m., fruit orange-red); same locality, Niu-tou-shan, alt. 2300 m., June 21, 1908 (No. 3587; bush 1-2.5 m., flowers deep rose). Yunnan: Lichiang range, alt. 3000-3300 m., June 1906, G. Forrest (No. 2402); Tali range, alt. 2000-2400 m., June 1906, G. Forrest (No. 4442).
This is a very common species in the mountain thickets of extreme western Szech'uan between 2000 and 4000 m. altitude. The flowers vary considerably in color, and the pedicels and calyx-tube are smooth or densely stipitate-glandular. The typical form, which has dark red flowers, is abundant in the upland thickets round Tachien-lu and is one of the most beautiful of Roses. This species is closely related to a Rose found in the Sikkim Himalaya at 3300 m. alt. and which we think may be R. Hoffmeisteri Klotzsch. However, until the flora of the regions between western Szech'uan and Sikkim is known it appears to us best to consider them distinct species. M. de Vilmorin's Rosa macrophylla, var. rubrostaminea (in Jour. Hort. Soc. Land. XXVII. 490, fig. 139 [1902-03]) is doubtless referable to one of the numerous color forms of Rosa Moyesii, or to the following variety.