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Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,031
Hello all, I’m wondering which of your roses have the most striking red foliage either in spring or autumn? Catalogues and websites rarely mention this, but I find it’s quite an asset in a rose. I am growing ‘Morletii’, which is good for red foliage at both the start and end of the growing season. I also have fond memories of Rosa californica ’Plena’ and Rosa nitida for autumn red. I’d love to know people’s recommendations for spring red foliage, particularly on some shrubs or bush roses. 


  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,319
    I was just looking at this, this morning.

    Fountain is very striking (foliage is a little crumpled with the frost, it isn't normally like this), the photo doesn't really do it justice.

    This is a new one for me Candlelight/Global Beauty which surprised me with its redness. To be seen how long it lasts.

  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,031
    I love these, @Victoria Sponge , especially the second one!
  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 705
    Lady Emma Hamilton

    Just another day at the plant...
  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,031
    That rose is on my must-have list!
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,525
    You will also get pretty pink aphids. A change from the boring green ones😏
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JessicaSJessicaS East Midlands, UKPosts: 558
    My brother Cadfael (austin) is a gorgeous red. 

  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,031
    B3 said:
    You will also get pretty pink aphids. A change from the boring green ones😏
    I think this wins the prize for best internet comment of the day :smiley:
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