- USDA Zone
- Full sun to partial shade
- Well-drained, yet moist
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.
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.
Cold Hardiness: Through zone 2
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