Rugosa Rose

(Rosa rugosa)

The low maintenance, tough Rugosa rose is a sprawling plant that needs a lot of space to spread out. The canes have abundant thorns covering them thickly. The blooming season sees the rich, green, glossy foliage almost entirely covered with the alluring roses. If you have a big cottage border, you can plant these roses at the back of the border or as a nice focal point.

  • USDA Zone
    2-7
    Height
    4’-6’
    Width
    4’-6’
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    2”-3”
    Blooming Season
    Late spring to early summer
    Fragrance
    Strong
  • Colors:
    Red, pink, white and lavender

Care

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

The plant needs to be watered well during the first growing season. After that, water infrequently, if the soil turns dry.

If you want to keep it small, prune it to ground level in spring. For a big bush, do a minimal pruning of old wood and suckers during that season.

Give balanced fertilization and mulch in late winter or early spring and fertilize again in early summer.

  • Pairs Well With
    Geraniums and daylilies.

Cold Hardiness: Through zone 2

Image Source: Gardenia.net, Bio.brandeis.edu, I.pinimg.com, Theeasygarden.com, Glebefarmhedging.co.uk

by | Updated : September 26, 2020

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