Robin Hood rose (plant name)
|Folk name||Robin Hood rose|
|Binomial name||Rosa moschata|
|Used where||England, and perhaps widespread in the Western World|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-06-01. Photo by 'Onewish1' (Allison), user of the National Gardening Association website.
The Robin Hood rose is a variety of musk rose introduced in 1927 by the well-known English rosarian or rose breeder Joseph Pemberton (1852–1926). This variety of musk rose forms a large spreading shrub bearing dense clusters of very small (c. 1.5 cm ⌀) cherry red blooms. It reaches a height of c. 120 cm and a width of c. 150 cm. Its foliage is dark green and small, while its blooms are bright cherry red, darkening with age.