Hybrids and cultivars based on R. pimpinellifolia with many cultivars derived in the mid-19th century.They are extremely prickly, suckering shrubs with small leaves.The flowers are single, semi-double or double in white to pink and maroon; a few are yellow and most are sweetly scented. In the 1930s, German rose breeder Wilhelm Kordes introduced a series of very successful shrub roses, all with the prefix 'Frühlings - ' (Spring).
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Low shrub to 1m tall. Flowers small, deep pink with paler reverse, semi-double. Hips dark. Origin unknown, probably pre-1900. ['Irish Rich Marbled']
Vigorous, thorny climbing rose sometimes grown as a shrub. Flowers semi-double, coppery yellow, stamens golden. Early flowering. Raised by w. Kordes, Germany, as a cross between 'Poulsen's Pink' and 'Frühlingstag',1953.
Shrub to about 1 m tall. Flowers small, pink, the petals pale below, stamens prominent. Recurrent-flowering, origin unknown.
Buds cupped, pink opening to flat, semi-double blooms with quilled petals and a button eye. Repeat-flowering. Probably a hybrid between a Burnet Rose and an Autumn Damask. Discovered in Essex, uk, by nurseryman, Lee, and int. 1838.
Shrub to about 1 m tall. Blooms double, pale to salmon pink, recurrent. Bred by Skinner, Canada, 1948.
Small bush less than 1 m tall. Flowers semi-double, purplish red, fading to lavender, paler reverse. Origin unknown, probably pre-1900.