Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
|Each time I compare Rosa Mundi to other striped roses it wins - hands down. But I don't know why. Ferdinand Pichard is a close second. The rest are a blur.
It's a sport of R. gallica officinalis whose hips were used by pharmacists through the middle ages. It will occasionally produce buds that revert to mauve.
Rosa Mundi makes a dense, well foliaged shrub. Though it may grow slowly, it is just about unconditionally healthy and here survives on a six inch layer of clay over gravel, and succeeds in choking out weeds.
ARS members rate it 9.0 and it has received an award of garden merit from the RHS.