Depending on the cultivar selected, these plants can grow from 6-12
ft (1.8-3.5 m) tall. As the species is often used for hedging, it is
wise to keep the varying growth habits of the cultivars in mind if a
uniform appearance is wanted.
The blooms can be single or double, and some cultivars have
Some popular cultivars include Album with single, white flowers and
a cream center; Little Red with single red flowers; Luteum Plenum
with creamy yellow double flowers; Mrs Fred Roeding with salmon-pink
double blooms and a relatively small growth habit; Petite Pink with
single pale pink flowers and growing only to 3-6 ft (1-1.8 m) tall;
Punctatum, a vigorous plant with single, pale pink blooms; Splendens
Variegatum with pink double flowers and variegated gold-green
foliage borne at the expense of the profuse flowering habit of its
parent Splendens; Algiers has flowers with the darkest red color
available; and those of Madonna Grandiflora are double and white.
Casablanca (syn. Monica) has single, very pale pink, almost white
Flowering colors: Cream, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Cultivation: Plant these shrubs in full sun and in well-drained
If they get overgrown and leggy, they can be rejuvenated by severe
Propagate from seed or from cuttings.