'R. hemsleyana' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Light pink. Apple fragrance. Average diameter 2". Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, well-branched. Medium, matte, dark green foliage. 7 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 5' to 10' (150 to 305 cm). Width of 4' to 10' (120 to 305 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for specimen. Vigorous. produces decorative hips.
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Roses of Erin provide this description: This rose succeeds in most soils, and grows well in heavy clay soils. It dislikes water-logged soils. R. hemsleyana is very closely related to, and possibly no more than a part of, R. setipoda. It hybridizes freely with other members of the genus.