'Meg Merrilies' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Johno
Registration name: Meg Merrilies
Deep pink to crimson. Moderate fragrance. Medium, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Bushy, climbing. Medium, dark green, fragrant foliage.
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm). Width of 7' (215 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous.
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses
says this rose has semi-double flowers of crimson-pink followed by attractive red hips...
Different opinions on parentage, see References.
Meg Merrilies is a gypsy in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Guy Mannering" (1815). There is also a poem by John Keats about her (ca. 1818). See also 'Dominie Sampson'