A beautiful mouthful of a name, so it should be a memorable plant.

But I admit even forgetting what colour are the flowers of this rose.

Having checked, I do now remember they are white.

But they are not really why I grow it.

Its starring attraction is the red translucent prickles on the young shoots:

In following years they age to grey and turn quite woody. So if you want this in June:

you must be out there pruning hard on a cold frosty winter’s day.

It’s so worth it!

R

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