Displaying attractive hips, this shrub rose is situated in the Rose Garden beside the South Walk.
One of many hundreds of hybrid roses, Rosa ‘Golden Wings’ is a dense, spreading shrub growing to 2m in height. In summer it produces clusters of large, single, pale yellow flowers, which have a strong, sweet fragrance, and large golden stamens. These are followed by ovoid, orange hips, which persist well into winter. Raised in the United States in 1956 by Roy Shepherd from a hybrid of Rosa ‘Souer Thérèse’, Rosa ‘Ormiston Roy’ and Rosa pimpinellifolia, ‘Golden Wings’ is a rewarding rose, requiring little maintenance and being relatively untroubled by pests and diseases.