Plant Common Name
Moyesii Hybrid Rose
A flurry of large, single, dark blood-red flowers grace the branches of 'Geranium' in summer. It is a slightly more compact and disease resistant hybrid of the Moyes' rose of western China. Spectacular urn-shaped hips of orange-red are produced after flowering and persist into fall and winter. First introduced in 1938, 'Geranium' is a fully deciduous shrub rose with an upright, vase-shaped habit.
The bristly, spiny branches of this rose produce rich green, ferny compound leaves that turn shades of coppery yellow in fall. Beautiful single roses of coppery red with spidery yellow stamens are produced in late spring or early summer. The delicate roses have a very light fragrance. Large, elongated, urn-shaped hips of rich red offer visual interest and persist into fall and early winter.
Moyes' rose prefers full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. It is somewhat disease resistant. Good care and regular pruning will keep it looking its best. This rose blooms on old wood, so old, dead or dying canes should be cut out after flowering to maintain good appearance, airflow and overall health.
Well-maintained Moyes' hybrid roses provide a wealth of garden interest, and their appealing hips provide important forage to wildlife.
Summer, Fall, Winter
Edible, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Sharp or Has Thorns