This beautiful wild rose, Rosa Foetida Bicolor, is an upright shrub rose growing to about 5 feet in height.
The unique canes are a rich dark green color and overlaid with mahogany-brown with bright green thorns. Quite beautiful I would say.
The foilage is also extra ordinaire with a bright deep green color that is lighter beneath. The
leaflets have a smooth downy texture which is quite different
from other wild roses.
'Rosa Foetida' Bicolor, a dazzling Wild Rose
The single flowers are absolutely dazzling with a bright almost luminous yellow-orange-red color combination.
The flowers are also very unique with the fragrance being a mild, sort of sour scent, that some people may find objectionable. However, the lovely flower show definitely makes up for this short coming.
This rose was introduced year 1596.
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