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'Rosa X highdownensis Hillier' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-241
most recent 4 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 18 by Andrew from Dolton
For anyone, with the room, who wants a rose that is attractive to wildlife this rose is perfect. Right now it is literally swarming with honey bees, bumble bees and hoverflies in October the birds will gorge on the hips.
Discussion id : 105-137
most recent 28 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 AUG 17 by Andrew from Dolton
This rose always produces a few flowers in late summer.
Discussion id : 97-985
most recent 12 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAR 17 by CybeRose
The American rose annual - Page 82 (1947)
Rosa highdownensis is an accidental hybrid of that beautiful but exasperating species, R. Moyesi. Although the blossoms are probably not quite as sensational, they are exceedingly lovely (light velvety crimson)  and are borne in greater profusion than are those of R. Moyesi, and the hips are more brightly colored. Those who have failed to grow R. Moyesi successfully should plant R. highdownenis, for it is quite similar and considerably less temperamental.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 MAR 17 by Andrew from Dolton
I grow moyesi 'Geranium' and 'Highdownensis' and I can tell you that 'Highdownensis' is far easier, more rampant and bushier than 'Geranium'. In my garden and a neighbour's too moyesi suffers a little from die back. 'Highdownensis' in ten years has reached 4m x 4m, I have never pruned this rose, there is not a single piece of dead wood on it.
Discussion id : 97-987
most recent 12 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAR 17 by CybeRose
The American Rose Annual, Volume 15, page 222 (1930)
Rosa X Highdownensis. Sp. This plant was raised from seed of R. Moyesi, and it is thought that the other parent was probably K. of K. (HT.) as that was the only rose near the seed parent.
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