Hybrid Eglanteria (HEg)
Hybrid Eglanteria roses, also known as Rosa eglanteria hybrids, are a group of roses that are derived from the wild Eglantine rose (Rosa eglanteria). These roses are a cross between the Eglantine rose and other rose species, resulting in a wide range of colors, forms, and growth habits.
Hybrid Eglanteria roses are known for their large, fragrant blooms that typically appear in early summer and can continue to bloom sporadically throughout the growing season. The flowers can be single or double-petaled, and come in shades of pink, white, and red.
These roses are typically hardy and disease-resistant, making them a popular choice for gardens and landscapes. They can be grown as shrubs, climbers, or used as hedging plants. Some popular varieties of Hybrid Eglanteria roses include ‘Belle Poitevine’, ‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’, and ‘Complicata’.
Hybrid Eglanteria roses have been cultivated since the early 19th century, and have been used in breeding programs to create many modern rose varieties. They have also been recognized with various awards, including the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.