Species Roses

The melting pot from which all garden roses have evolved, these Species Roses are just a small selection from the hundreds in existence. Most are single flowered and are valued for the wonderful diversity of scents, foliage, hips and Autumn colouration. Some could even be called Wild Roses, discovered among hedgerows or in forests. Their simple unadulterated beauty lends them an affinity with wilder planting schemes.

Pruning Guide

They require little pruning except the removal of any dead wood. Once established it is recommended some of the oldest shoots be cut right back after flowering to encourage new growth, remembering that flowers and fruit are produced on the previous years wood.

  • Rosa xanthina 'Canary Bird' - Yellow Species Rose

    Canary Bird

    Species Rose

    From £10.95
    A.k.a Rosa xanthina 'Canary Bird'. Single canary-yellow blooms smother the branches. Lovely brown stems and ferny foliage. Brownish red hips. Spring flowering. Size:2.4m x 1.4m
  • Rosa arvensis

    Rambling Rose

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    a.k.a The Field Rose, or 'Shakespeare's Musk'. A vigorous trailing or rambling rose. Masses of single, white (2cm diameter) blooms in clusters or individually with a strong, musky scent. Slender, glaucous, purple stems. Summer flowering only. Small, round red hips follow. Very shade tolerant. Size 250 x 200cm.

  • Rosa bracteata

    Climbing Rose

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    Rare. Huge single white flowers with a prominent boss of yellow stamens. Flowers late but continues up until frosts. Dark green, glossy, healthy, almost evergreen foliage. Needs a very sheltered site. Can be grown as a shrub but best as a climber. Supplied on its own roots. Size 2m x 2m or more.
  • Rosa Califonica Plena - Pink Species Rose Rosa Califonica Plena - Pink Species Rose

    Rosa californica ‘Plena’

    Species Rose

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    Semi-double hollyhocks shaped lilac pink flowers. Masses of orange red fruit in the autumn. Summer flowering. Size 3m x 2m.
  • Rosa Cantabridgiensis - Yellow Species Rose Rosa Cantabridgiensis - Yellow Species Rose

    Rosa cantabrigiensis

    Species Rose

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    A large shrub of upright growth but with arching side shoots smothered with pale yellow single blooms in May. Orange red hips in autumn. Spring flowering. Size :2.0m x 1.5m. Perfect for pollinators
  • Rosa dupontii

    Species Rose

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    Fairly large pure white single blooms on a vigorous shrub with very distinct grey-green foliage. Virtually thornless. Sweetly scented. Summer flowering. Size : 1.8m x 1.2m.
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    Rosa ecae

    Species Rose

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    Bright yellow flowers of R. ecae are a joy to behold in Spring. Buttercup-like blooms adorn this tall and slender stemmed shrub which is native of central Asia. Red hips form in Autumn. Thought to be a parent of Rosa Canary Bird.  Size: 2m x 1.5m.
  • Rosa persetosa - Autumn Colour Rosa farreri 'Persetosa' - Pink Species Rose

    Rosa farreri ‘Persetosa’

    Species Rose

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    a.k.a Threepenny Bit Rose, Rosa elegantula 'Persetosa'. Tiny lilac pink flowers in abundance on a very graceful shrub with bristly stems. Ferny foliage turns purple in autumn with bright orange hips. Summer flowering. Size:1.5m x 1.5m.
  • Rosa fedtshenkoana

    Species Rose

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    One of the key roses in the development of the damask group. White papery single flowers. Light lead grey foliage. Flowers through summer and autumn. Orange hips later. 1.6m x 1.2m.

  • Rosa foetida

    Species Rose

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    a.k.a. Austrian Briar. Single, medium sized blooms of intense yellow colouration. Brown stems. Parsley green foliage. Summer flowering.Size : 1.5m x 1.2m.
  • Rosa foetida Bicolor

    Species Rose

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    a.k.a Austrian Copper. Flame orange with a yellow reverse to the petals. Pale green foliage. This colouration has been passed on to many modern varieties Summer flowering. Size:1.5m x 1.2m.
  • Rosa forrestiana

    Species Rose

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    A vigorous shrub with fine purple green foliage. The single carmine pink flowers are followed by very decorative flagon-shaped hips. Summer flowering. Size:2m x 2m.

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    Rosa hugonis - Yellow Species Rose Rosa hugonis - Yellow Species Rose

    Rosa hugonis

    Species Rose

    From £11.95
    Raised at Kew from seed sent by Father Hugo. Pale yellow single blooms smoother the plant in May. Ferny foliage. Scented. Forms a large dense shrub. Small black hips. Size:2.4 x 1.8m.
  • Rosa macrantha ‘Raubritter’

    Species Rose

    From £11.95
    Bears a large quantity of small clear pink globular flowers. A procumbent variety. Scented. Requires good husbandry. Summer flowering. Size 0.6m x 1.5m. Perfect for pollinators.
  • Rosa moschata

    Species Rose

    From £11.95
    The authentic Musk Rose. Thought to be 'Shakespeare's Musk'. Clusters of highly fragrant single white flowers . Strong growth,grey-green foliage. Starts flowering July but continues until September. Makes a short climber or large shrub. Size:3.0m x 1.8m.
  • Rosa moschata ‘Autumnalis’

    Species Rose

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    a.k.a.Princess of Nassau. Clusters of semi-double cream flowers emerge from red tinged buds. Plentiful light green foliage. Flowers from July to September. Slight fragrance. A good shorter climber. Size: 3.0m x 2.5m.=
  • Rosa moschata ‘Nastarana’

    Species Rose

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    a.k.a Persian Musk Rose. Small, single white flowers in clusters. Strong fragrance. Pale green foliage. Vigorous growth. Summer flowering. Size 4m x 3m.
  • Rosa moyseii - Hips Rosa moyesii - Red Species Rose

    Rosa moyesii

    Species Rose

    From £11.95
    Sent from China by Wilson. Single crimson-red blooms with creamy stamens produced on a large shrub. Ornamental flagon-shaped hips in autumn. Summer flowering. Size:3m x 2.4m.
  • Rosa moyesii ‘Geranium’

    Species Rose

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    Single geranium red blooms with creamy stamens. Flagon-shaped hips. Vigorous growth. Healthy and hardy. Summer flowering. Size:2.4m 1.5m.
  • Rosa Moyesii 'Sealing Wax', beautiful species rose. Rosa Moyesii 'Sealing Wax' has single deep pink blooms.

    Rosa moyesii ‘Sealing Wax’

    Species Rose

    From £11.95
    A large shrub bearing single flowers of deep pink. Ornamental flagon-shaped hips in the autumn which last well into the winter. Summer flowering. Size:2.4m x 2.0m.