This hardy yet elegant Rugosas rose has certainly stood the test of time. First introduced in 1901 the Roseraie De L'Hay has remained a strong favourite due to its tough, disease reistant, poor soil and exposure tolerant characteristics while still producing beautiful red wine blooms with a sweet almond scent. This antique rose is perfect for hedging. 'Roseraie de l'Hay' has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.