Plant Guide

Rosa 'Raubritter'

Rambling shrub rose with a spreading habit and light to mid green foliage. Flowers once during early summer with clusters of mildly fragrant, rounded cup-shaped, pink flowers, 5-7 cm across.

Bred by Kordes (Germany, 1936) from a cross between Rosa x macrantha 'Daisy Hill' and Rosa wichurana 'Solarium'. Also sold as Rosa macrantha 'Raubritter' and Rosa 'Macrantha Raubritter'.

Prefers a position in full sun, but copes well in partial shade. Any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Tolerates relatively poor soils. Susceptible to blackspot and mildew. Prune in winter.

Charming rose with an old-fashioned flair. Rosa 'Raubritter' makes up for the fact that it is not repeat-flowering by producing one magnificent display of pink flowers, covering the whole plant once established. Use for flower display as a single specimen or in groups, or as a sprawling shrub growing over low walls or banks. Not naturally climbing, but can be trained to behave as a climber. Also suitable for containers.

Type of plant

Shrub - Deciduous


1-2 m tall and wide

Landscape Use

flower display, cut flowers, container plant, climber with training


  • Temperature: Hardy
  • Light: Medium High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Light Medium Heavy
  • Wind tolerance: Average