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Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector'

Rosa 'Rambling Rector'

Also known as


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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector' Overview

The cultivar Rosa 'Rambling Rector' is a rambling rose with thorny shoots and pointed foliage. Flowers are scented and semi-double, coloured white and measure approximately 4cm across. The centres have yellow coloured stamens and the flowers lead onto small red accessory fruits called hips, rose hips or rosehips.

Common problems with Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector'

Wild roses are host plants for a number of pests and diseases. Many of these are also shared with other plants, including especially other genera of the Rosaceae. Cultivated roses are often subject to severe damage from insect, arachnid and fungal pests and diseases. In many cases they cannot be usefully grown without regular treatment to control these problems.

Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector' Companion Plants

Remember to plant rose companions at least 30 cm away from your roses so that you do not disturb their roots.

How to harvest Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector'

Roses can be harvested throughout the growing season. It is best to harvest in the early mornings before the heat of the day. Use sharp, clean secateurs and cut the stems at an angle just above an active bud.

How to propagate Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector'


Take hardwood cuttings from firm young stems with some leaves in autumn. Make 1-2.5 cm vertical slits through the bark near the base. Place in pots of moist sand or potting soil to root.


Budding is the preferred propagation.


Seed need a cold stratification, but will not grow into the same parent plant and can have different color and characteristics. Therefore budding is the preferred propagation.


Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Special features of Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector'

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Pot plant

Roses make beautiful container plants, provide good drainage and make sure the container is large enough, at least 1m wide.

Hedge plant

Roses make an effective low hedge especially on borders of proporties or close to homes due to their thorns.

Attractive flowers

Will make a big show of white flowers.

Other uses of Rambling Rose 'Rambling Rector'

Grown for their profusion of late, bee attracting, summer flowers, often fragrant, and sometimes for their fruits (rose hips). Hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.


Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup.


The majority of ornamental roses are hybrids that were bred for their flowers.