RoseFile Database

hugonis - Species Shrub Rose

Rosa hugonis

Species Shrub. Bred by Nature in China in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Shrub, Woodland Shrub.
Color:
 
Yellow
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
7 ft x 7 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Once assigned its own species, it is now clasified by botanists as a variant of rosa xanthena which it resembles greatly except that its flowers are a little larger, a little yellower, and a little more cupped. The plant gtows to five or seven feet in each direction, has arching and well branched canes and is lush with foliage. Wilson, in his plant-collecting trips to China received it from a monk named Father Hugo and he brought it to Europe in 1899. Thre rose thrives on neglect; it would make an excellent shrub for the edge of a woodland. We understand that is now known among botanists as R. xanthena f. Hugonis (Hemsl.) A.V. Roberts (1977). But what's in a name?