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Rugosa Rose

Botanical Name
Rosa rugosa
Zones 2 to 7
4 to 6 feet
4 to 6 feet
Summer: white, pink, purple; very fragrant
Orange-red hips
Full sun
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Adaptable to most soils
  • Best in acidic soils but tolerates sandy soils, drought, and salt
Black spot, powdery mildew, aphids, chlorosis in higher pH soils, some varieties may colonize and are invasive in some areas
  • Pavement Series - very hardy; compact growth; repeat blooms in colors of white, pink or purple; large hips
  • Frau Dagmar Hastrup - excellent disease resistance, pink flowers, good fall color
  • Charles Albanel - low growing 18 to 24 inches, dark magenta pink flowers
  • Henry Hudson - 2 to 4 feet, white flowers
  • Jens Munk - medium pink flowers, strong rebloomer
  • Blanc Double de Coubert - 5 to 7 feet, white flowers

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