Specie roses are those that  have been discovered growing in the wild.  They are all quite beautiful with their single flowers with clear colours, ranging from white through to yellow, pink through to red.  They only flower during the spring, although some will have sporadic flowers into autumn.  Most will have  interesting hips autumn through to winter, and quite a few have great autumn colours.

They are best grown with plenty of room for them, some shrubs grow 2x2m or even more.  There are smaller shrubs and climbers as well. For me they are best left unpruned to keep their shape.  Removal of dead wood is really the only pruning required unless you have a climber that needs to be kept in check.

A species rose in full flower is really something to admire. they are beautiful.


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