Rose Type: Hybrid Musk
History: As manager of Hilling Nursery, Graham Thomas introduced it in 1950
Mature size: 7' to 11'
Bloom: 1" in clusters
Pruning: 1/3 in fall
Vibrant red clusters of small double blooms centered with prominent yellow stamens. A vigorous plant that extends its size with long branches that are suitable for training as a climber. If pruned lightly, will scarlet will grow as wide as it does tall! If you have an awkward slope in a semi-shaded area, will scarlet would be a good candidate for color and scent. Consider planting several bushes to give the area a lush textured look with brilliant color in spring and fall.
In the winter you'll also receive a bonus crop of orange rose hips that can be cut and added to flower arrangements.