Robin Hood rose

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Plant name
Folk name Robin Hood rose
Binomial name Rosa moschata
First recorded 1927
Used where England, and perhaps widespread in the Western World

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-06-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-23. 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).[1] 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.