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'Highdownensis' rose Description
'<i>Rosa moyesii</i> 'Highdownensis'' rose photo
Photo courtesy of May Kald's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Moyesii.
Registration name: Highdownensis
Exhibition name: Highdownensis
Origin:
Bred by Sir Frederick C. Stern (United Kingdom, 1928).
Class:
Hybrid Moyesii, Shrub, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Carmine-red, white center.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Very hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Pentaploid
Notes:
Most references describe parentage as R. moyesii x unknown. This may simply be a seedling showing the range of variation of the species.
 
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