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Rugosa Rose

Botanical Name
Rosa rugosa
Hardiness
Zones 2 to 7
Height
4 to 6 feet
Width
4 to 6 feet
Flowers
Summer: white, pink, purple; very fragrant
Fruit
Orange-red hips
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Adaptable to most soils
  • Best in acidic soils but tolerates sandy soils, drought, and salt
Problems
Black spot, powdery mildew, aphids, chlorosis in higher pH soils, some varieties may colonize and are invasive in some areas
Varieties
  • 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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