Rosa ‘Fritz Nobis’ is displaying fat rose hips in the Rose Garden.
The rose is one of the most familiar plants in our gardens, with many thousands of cultivars deriving from 150 species. For many the joy of the rose is in the flower, which adds value if scented, but the fruits of many roses also provide autumn and winter interest. Rosa ‘Fritz Nobis’ is one such cultivar whose clusters of strongly-scented, semi-double, pale pink flowers are followed by orange-red hips with persistent calyces. This is a vigorous shrub rose growing to 180cm. It was raised from a cross of R. ‘Joanna Hill’ and R. ‘Magnificent’ and introduced to our gardens in 1940 by the German rose breeder Kordes.