This shrubby rose is displaying soft yellow blooms on the eastern face of Cory Lodge.
Rosa x pteragonis ‘Cantabrigiensis’ is an attractive rose with arching habit, delicate foliage and open, cup-shaped flowers. In the autumn it produces small orange-red hips. It arose here at the Botanic Garden from a hybrid between R. sericea and R. hugonis, as part of the geneticist Charles Hurst’s research into the cytology of the genus Rosa. It is arguably the most attractive and reliable of three roses Hurst raised here in the Garden, the others being R. ‘Coryana’ and R. ‘Cantab’, which has deep pink, single blooms, and which can be seen in the Rose Garden.