'Highdownensis' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Moyesii.
Registration name: Highdownensis
Exhibition name: Highdownensis
Hybrid Moyesii, Shrub, Species / Wild.
Carmine-red, white center. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Small, matte, dark green foliage. 9 to 11 leaflets.
Height of 8' to 13' (245 to 395 cm). Width of 6' to 10' (185 to 305 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Very hardy. vigorous. produces decorative hips.
Most references describe parentage as R. moyesii x unknown. This may simply be a seedling showing the range of variation of the species.