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Rugosa Roses are one of the hardiest and easiest roses to grow not only in cold climates, but nearly every American growing zone.  They are generally hardy in zones 3-9, drought resistant, salt spray tolerant in coastal zones, tolerant of poor soil conditions and very disease resistant.  They are nearly immune to black spot and mildew, and actually don’t like being sprayed with chemicals, and so will be content in an organic garden.

 

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Rugosa Rose ‘Agnes’Rugosa Rose Agnes

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height: 5- 7’
  • Spread:  5-7’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright vase shaped
  • Bloom Color:  Pale lemon yellow
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Large, 3-4”
  • Petal Count:  Numerous, 30-40
  • Bloom Season:  Spring to summer, does not repeat
  • Fragrance:  Moderately fragrant
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Unique shiny deep green crinkled leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant to blackspot
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-10

‘Agnes’ can be difficult to establish, which is unusual for a rugosa rose.  But once established the shrub is exceptionally winter hardy, especially for a yellow blooming rugosa.  The unusual shiny deep green leaves provide a wonderful contrast to the pale blooms.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Alba’Rugosa Alba bloom

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate part shade
  • Height:  4-6’
  • Spread:  4-6’
  • Growth Habit:  Tall mounded
  • Bloom Color:  White
  • Flower Form:  Single
  • Flower Size:  Medium to large, 2 1/2” - 3 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  5
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats June to frost
  • Fragrance:  Very fragrant
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally, if not completely, resistant
  • Soil:  Very well-drained, fertileRugosa Alba rose
  • Hardiness:  2-8

 

Rugosa ‘Alba’ produces the “whitest of white” blooms.  The buds are very long with a blush pink tinge.  Rugoss ‘Alba’ is the wild rose often seen growing along the seashores, along with Rugosa ‘Rubra’.  This is undoubtedly the hardiest rose to be found.  Water well until they are established, then the should only need water in drought periods.  Rugosa Alba rose shrubThey are partial to manure and top dressings of kelp meal, do not use commercial fertilzer as they leaves will burn.  ‘Rubra’ will sucker easily and form a nice hedge.  They are perfect to prevent soil erosion on banks.  They will also reproduce easily from seed and set very large red hips.  Forms a very nice tall hedge, or use at the back of the border and in perennial gardens.  Large range hips are produced in fall, and foliage may turn yellow orange after the first hard frostRugosa Alba rose hips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’Rugosa Rose 'Blanc Double de Coubert'

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun to part shade
  • Height:  4-7’
  • Spread:  3-5’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright, somewhat mounded but bushy shrub
  • Bloom Color:  Pure White
  • Flower Form:  Semi double in clusters
  • Flower Size:  Large 2-4” diameter
  • Petal Count:  30-40
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, June to frost
  • Fragrance:  Very fragrant, sweet
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistantRugosa Blanc Double de Coubert rose bed
  • Soil:  Prefers well drained garden loam with medium moisture and slightly acidic, but will tolerate poor soil and alkaline
  • Hardiness:  3-8

‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ is a hybrid with extremely fragrant white blooms. It blooms heavily in early spring, then nearly continuously all season, beginning earlier than many roses.  It is one of the best white blooming roses.  Although it will tolerate part shade, best flowering and disease resistance is achieved in full sun.  Delicate petals may be spoiled by rain.  ‘Blanc Double deRugosa Blanc Double de Coubert rose shrub Coubert’ creates a nice hedge, however allow enough space for good air circulation, planting 5 feet apart.  Plants that grow into one another if planted closer together should be pruned to control size.  Use as specimen plant, small groupings, foundation planting or in cottage gardens.  Deadhead spent blooms to encourage reblooming.  A small number of orange-red hips are formed in fall.  This is an exceptionally hardy and disease resistant rose bush, tolerating poor soil, salt spray and windy conditions.  Susceptible to aphids.  Crown protection is advised to guard against damage to top growth.  Own root rugosas will regrow true even after dieback to the crown.  May be hardy as far as zone 2.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Dart’s Dash’Rugosa Dart's Dash rose bloom

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height:  3-4’
  • Spread:  3-4’
  • Growth Habit:  Dense, compact mounded
  • Bloom Color:  Deep purple crimson
  • Flower Form:  Double, born in large clusters
  • Flower Size:  Large, 3-4”
  • Petal Count:  25
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, June through summer
  • Fragrance:  Very strong fragrance, sweet
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-8

‘Dart’s Dash’ is covered in blooms in June, and then repeats well all summer.  The dense habit makes ‘Dart’s Dash’ a wonderful short hedge, or use as a specimen plant with its’ striking bloom color.  Also serves the border of perennial garden well.  The plant grows vigorously and naturally maintains good health.  Fall produces huge orange-red hips and interesting foliage colors.  By seasons’ end, the plant is more susceptible to powdery mildew.  May be hardy as far as zone 2.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘F J Grootendorst’Rugosa FJ Grootendorst rose bloom

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun to light shade
  • Height:  4-8’
  • Spread:  3-5’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright, bushy, vase shaped
  • Bloom Color:  Cranberry Red
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Small 1” blooms, in large clusters
  • Petal Count:  25-35
  • Bloom Season:  Continuous all summer
  • Fragrance:  Slight to moderate spicy fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Good resistanceRugosa FJ Grootendorst rose
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  5-9, zones 3 & 4 with protection

‘F J Grootendorst’ grows vigorously with lush foliage and a somewhat bushy habit.  It is one of the Rugosas that will tolerate some light shade, and will also tolerate poorer soils.  The petals have frilled edges on carnation-like flowers, blooming in a deep pink to light red depending on the soil and conditions.  A profusion of blooms appears in spring, then reblooms quickly, essentially continuously in bloom.  Makes an excellent hedge or small group and mass plantings.  A full grown shrub in bloom makes an impressive statement.  Also grows well in a largeRugosa FJ Grootendorst rose shrub container.  Unfortunately “F J Grootendorst’ does not produce hips.  This shrub rose may also be referred to as ‘Grootendorst Red’ or the common names Hedgehog rose, Ramanas rose, Japanese rose or Sea tomato.  Although not quite as hardy as the other Rugosa Roses, ‘Grootendorst’ will still thrive in zones 3 and 4 if adequately protected.  The tall canes are a bit more difficult to protect (see creative ideas for protection) but will grow back quickly and true from its’ “own roots”.  Responds well to pruning, so it is easy to maintain a smaller size.

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Grootendorst Alba’Rugosa Rose Grootendorst Alba

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun to light shade
  • Height:  4
  • Spread:  3
  • Growth Habit:  Bushy
  • Bloom Color:  White, tinged pink
  • Flower Form:  Very double
  • Flower Size:  Small, 1 1/2” in clusters
  • Petal Count:  25-35
  • Bloom Season:  Large flush in June, some repeat
  • Fragrance:  Light fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Good resistance
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile, will tolerate poorer soils
  • Hardiness:  5-8

Like the other ‘Grootendorst’ Rugosas, Alba will tolerate some light shade and is more tolerant of poorer soils. It nonetheless is an excellent free flowering shrub rose that can make a dramatic statement as a specimen, in a hedge, in perennial gardens or in a large container.  Alba is a bit more fragrant than the other ‘Grootendorst’ roses.  Although not quite as hardy as the other Rugosa Roses, ‘Grootendorst’ will still thrive in zones 3 and 4 if adequately protected.  The tall canes are a bit more difficult to protect (see creative ideas for protection) but will grow back quickly and true from its’ “own roots”.  Responds well to pruning, so it is easy to maintain a smaller size.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Frau Dagmar Hastrup’Rugosa Rose 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup'

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate light shade
  • Height:  3-4’
  • Spread:  3-4’
  • Growth Habit:  Compact, mounded
  • Bloom Color:  Light Silvery Pink
  • Flower Form:  Single
  • Flower Size:  Medium, 3”
  • Petal Count:  5
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, June to frost
  • Fragrance:  Strong clove scentFrau Dagmar Rugosa rose
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-9

One of the smaller, more compact Rugosas, this rose bush holds a more rounded form at about 3-4’.  Floriferous bloomer with delicate 3 inch blooms of pale pink with an exquisite fragrance.  Will tolerate some shade.  The blooms are followed by large bright red hips, and will sometimes display both blooms and hips later in the season.  Foliage turns deep maroon then yellow orange in fall.  Very disease resistant and hardy.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Grootendorst Supreme’Rugosa Grootendorst Supreme rose just opening

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun to light shade
  • Height:  3-5’
  • Spread:  3-5’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright and bushy
  • Bloom Color:  Dark red
  • Flower Form:  Semi-Double, in clusters
  • Flower Size:  Small, in clusters
  • Petal Count:  25-30
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, June to frost
  • Fragrance:  Little or fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled light green, thick leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-8F.J. Grootendorst Hardy Rugosa Rose

‘Grootendorst Supreme’ is always blooming with clusters of dark red carnation like blooms. The bright foliage is a terrific contrast to the nonstop display of red blooms.  This is a very reliable and hardy shrub rose, beautiful to use all over the gardens or in a hedge.  Will tolerate light shade.

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Hansa’Hardy Hansa Rugosa Rose

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate part shade
  • Height:  4-7’
  • Spread:  4-8’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright vase shaped
  • Bloom Color:  Deep purple-crimson to violet-red, displaying golden yellow stamensRugosa Hansa rose shrub
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Medium Large, 3”
  • Petal Count:  30
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, June to frost
  • Fragrance:  Very strong fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Very good resistance, somewhat susceptible to black sopt and fungal disease.
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-8

This stunning rose bush produces nonstop pink-violet 3 inch flowers.  ‘Hansa’ is a common rugosa that is super hardy, easy to establish and easy to grow.  Abandoned plants continue to flourish and bloom profusely being completely neglected.  Huge scarlet-red hips are produced in fall.  An elegant vase shape makes it a  perfect specimen plant, or use it in perennial gardens and mixed borders.  ‘Hansa’ produces suckers readily, so it is difficult to keep maintained in a manicured garden, but will form a nice hedge.  The shrub grows so vigorously, it should be pruned down at least two thirds every other year to prevent it from becoming leggy, also removing dead wood and overlyRugosa Hansa foliage large canes.  Give it plenty of room and let it go ‘wild’.

 

 

 

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Jens Munk’Jens Munk Hybrid Rugosa Rose by  the ordinary gardener

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate part shade
  • Height:  4 1/2’
  • Spread:  4 1/2’
  • Growth Habit:  Neat and tidy mounded shrub
  • Bloom Color:  Bright candy pink with yellow centers
  • Flower Form:  Semi double, somewhat flat, born in small clusters
  • Flower Size:  Medium, 2 1/2 - 3 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  25
  • Bloom Season:  Free flowering
  • Fragrance:  Pleasantly scented, may not be as strong as most rugosas
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled olive green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistantJens Munk Hybrid Rugosa Rose foliage by  the ordinary gardener
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-10

‘Jens Munk’ is a hybrid Explorer rugosa rose.  Spent blooms need to be deadheaded to encourage additional blooming.  The shrub stays neat in a smaller mounded shrub, making it a beauty in the front of a garden, as a specimen plant or as foundation plantings.  The shrub grows quite vigorously and is tolerant of part shade.  May be hardy as far as zone 2.

 

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Linda Campbell’Rugosa Linda Campbell rose

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height:  4-6’
  • Spread:  4-6’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright vase shaped
  • Bloom Color:  Rich red
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Medium in clusters
  • Petal Count:  20-25
  • Bloom Season:  Free flowering
  • Fragrance:  Virtually none
  • Stem:  Nearly thornlessRugosa Linda Campbell rose shrub
  • Foliage:  Glossy dark green leaves, but much less “rugose”
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  5-8, 3 & 4 with protection

The foliage of the ‘Linda Campbell’ is much more smooth than most Rugosas.  And the canes are virtually thornless! Clusters of very elegant buds open to an exceptional bright red bloom in large clusters, sometimes 25 blossoms per stem.  Blooms continuously from spring until frost.  Although not quite as hardy as the other Rugosa Roses, ‘Linda Campbell’ will still thrive in zones 3 and 4 if adequately protected.  The tall canes are a bit more difficult to protect (see creative ideas for protection) but will grow back quickly and true from its’ “own roots”.  This spectacular shrub is a real showpiece as a focal point.  Stunning in groups or as a hedge, or at the back of the border.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Keith’s Delight’Rugosa Rose Keith's Delight

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Height:  5-6’
  • Spread: 
  • Growth Habit:  Upright, arching or climbing
  • Bloom Color:  Near white with pink and yellow
  • Flower Form:  Very double, in small clusters
  • Flower Size:  Medium, 2 1/2 - 3”
  • Petal Count:  26-40
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats til frost
  • Fragrance:  Virtually none
  • Stem: 
  • Foliage:  Glossy, smooth, dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Very good resistance
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  6b-9b

A very unusually colored hybrid Rugosa bloom, tinged with both pink and yellow.  ‘Keith’s Delight’ has a tall arching habit that will climb if trained.  Or allow to gracefully arch as a specimen plant.  This Rugosa is definately not winter hardy, but it is such a beautiful introduction it is worth mentioning.  Deadhead the spent blooms to encourage abundant reblooming.  Orange hips are produced in fall.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Pink Grootendorst’Rugosa Pink Grootendorst rose bloom

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate part shade
  • Height:  4-5’
  • Spread:  4-5’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright, vase shaped, dense
  • Bloom Color:  Vivid medium pink
  • Flower Form:  Very double in clusters
  • Flower Size:  Small, in clusters
  • Petal Count:  25-30
  • Bloom Season:  Free flowering
  • Fragrance:  Little or no fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled glossy green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Very good resistance
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-9Rugosa Pink Grootendorst rose

Rugosa Pink Grootendorst shrubPink Grootendorst’ has unusual serrated petals on very double carnation like flowers.  The shrub is continously in bloom with large clusters of flowers that are long lasting.  The blooms will also last several days in arrangements.  ‘Grootendorst’ is one of the larger growing rugosa shrubs, and will create a nice hedge, generally growing wider than it does tall.  Also attractive in group plantings or used as bedding plants.  ‘Pink Grootendorst’ is a vigorous grower and will stand up to adverse growing conditions.  Tolerates soils ranging from sandy loam to clay loam.  An excellent display of large hips in the fall.  Foliage is not quite as rugose as most varieties, having a bit smoother and glossy finish.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Polareis’Rugosa Rose Polareis, early spring brighter pink

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Height:  3 1/2 - 4’
  • Spread:  3 1/2 - 4’
  • Growth Habit:  Bushy
  • Bloom Color:  White blushed with pink
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Medium, 2”
  • Petal Count:  17-25
  • Bloom Season:  Repeat, continuous
  • Fragrance:  Moderate powdery fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Slightly wrinkled dark gray-green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-10Rugosa Polareis, fading blush

The petals of this elegant Rugosa are blushed with pink around the edges of the petals.  When the blooms first open they are edged in a brighter pink, and fade to a blushed pink as the bloom matures.  The large flower clusters droop slightly.  It grows very vigorously, almost agressively, being prone to suckers, so give it plenty of room to spread.  ‘Polareis’  blooms all summer long and has a great fragrance, and the bright green foliage is also sweetly fragrant.  This is a lovely cottage garden rose, used nicely in borders and beds, hedges or as specimen plants.  This Rugosa will tolerate no shade, plant only in full sun.  Also known as ‘Polar Ice’.

 

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Pavement Series’

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height:  2 1/2 - 3 1/2’
  • Spread:  2 1/2 - 3 1/2’
  • Growth Habit:  Low mounded and slightly spreading, compact
  • Bloom Color:  Purple, scarlet red, white, lilac, pink and deep pink.
  • Flower Form:  Semi double in clusters
  • Flower Size:  Large
  • Petal Count: 
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats all summer
  • Fragrance:  Very fragrant
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-8

‘Pavement’ roses are German named series of very hardy and healthy shrub rugosas.  Each color has its’ own German name, i.e. ‘Rotsmere Purple Pavement’, and are available in purple, scarlet red, white, lilac, pink and deep pink.  The flower buds are unusually long in beautiful clusters.  Large numbers of hips are produced.  Creates a lovely neat hedge or wonderful in a perennial bed or as accent plants.  Striking in mass plantings.Rugosa Pristine Pavement rose

       

      ‘Pristine Pavment’ has pure white semi-double blooms in clusters, with yellow centers.  It repeat blooms well.  Very fragrant.  Nice fall display of hips.

       

 

Rugosa Purple Pavement rose shrub

    ‘Purple Pavement’  is the most widely known of the pavement series.  Deep purple burgundy clusters of large semi double flowers are nicely contrasted by the yellow centers when the bloom fully opens.  Very large hips.

 

 

 

‘Scarlet Pavement’ has deep scarlet red double blooms with yellow centers.  Large red hips make a lovely fall display.  Repeat blooms well.  Very fragrant.Rugosa Rose Snow Pavement

 

 

      ‘Snow Pavement’ has very long pink buds that open into long petals of blush white with hints of mauve pink.  Blooms are clustered and are wonderfully fragrant.  Foliage is bright and healthy.

 

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Roseraie de L’Hey’Rugosa Roseraie de L'Hay rose

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate some shade
  • Height:  5-10’
  • Spread:  5-8’
  • Growth Habit:  Bushy and spreading
  • Bloom Color:  Intense Crimson burgundy
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Large, 4 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  25-30
  • Bloom Season:  Continuous
  • Fragrance:  Strong clove fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled bright green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile but will tolerate clay and pooRugosa Roseraie De L'Hay fall foliager soils
  • Hardiness:  3-10

The blooms of the ‘Roseraie de L’Hey’ are exceptionally stunning.  Long elegant buds open into large double blooms in clusters.  The blooms repeat well, with blooms continously present.   This shrub rose is very easy to grow.  Will tolerate a heavy clay, but best to amend it with loam.  Excellent back of the border plant, hedge or specimen plant.  Give it plenty of room, left unpruned ‘Roseraie de L’Hey’ has a wild and bushy form.  As a hedge it wil be dense and impenetrable.  Unfortunately it produces no hips, but the fall foliage is golden and quite lovely.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Rubra’Rugosa Rubra rose blooom

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate part shade
  • Height:  4-6’
  • Spread:  4-6’ or more
  • Growth Habit: Tall mounded
  • Bloom Color:  Viloet pink-red
  • Flower Form:  Single
  • Flower Size:  Medium to large, 2 1/2” - 3 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  5-7
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, June to frost
  • Fragrance:  Highly fragrant
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally, if not completely, resistant
  • Soil:  Very well drained, fertileRugosa Rubra rose shrub
  • Hardiness:  2-8

Rugosa ‘Rubra’ is the wild rose often seen growing along the seashores, along with Rugosa ‘Alba’.  This is undoubtedly the hardiest rose to be found.  Water well until they are established, then the should only need water in drought periods.  They are partial to manure and top dressings of kelp meal, do not use commercial fertilzer as they leaves will burn.  ‘Rubra’ will sucker easily and form a nice hedge.  They are perfect to prevent soil erosion on banks.  They will also reproduce easily from seed and set very large red hips.  Bees love the blooms.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Schneezwerg’Rugosa Rose 'Schneezwerg'

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate some shade
  • Height:  4-6’
  • Spread:  4-6’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright and spreading
  • Bloom Color:  White with yellow stamens
  • Flower Form:  Semi double
  • Flower Size:  Medium, 2 1/2 - 3 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  9-16
  • Bloom Season:  Continuous
  • Fragrance:  Moderately fragrant
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile but will tolerate pooreer soils
  • Hardiness:  3-8

Also known as ‘Snowdwarf’, this Rugosa has lush full foliage and will tolerate part shade.  ‘Schneezwert’ is a lovely small member of the Rugosa family.  Fragrant semidouble pure white flowers are produced in large quantities.  Red hips are produced in fall, often while blooms are still present.  This is a very hardy rose, tolerateing some shade and poor soil conditions.  Excellent in groupings or as a hedge.  Will also do very well in a container or large pot. 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Therese Bugnet’Rugosa Therese Bugnet rose bloom

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height:  4 - 5’
  • Spread:  4-5’
  • Growth Habit:  Upright vase shaped
  • Bloom Color:  Medium mauve pink
  • Flower Form:  Very double
  • Flower Size:  Large, 3-4” in clusters
  • Petal Count:  35-40
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats, continuous
  • Fragrance:  Strong sweet fragrance
  • Stem:  Thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Gray green to blue green, less rugose
  • Disease Resistance:  Very resistant, somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew and rust.  Rugosa Rose 'Therese Bugnet'
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-8

‘Therese Bugnet’ blooms repeatedly, bearing clusters of 3 to 5 flowers.  The first large flush is in very early summer, ahead of most roses..  Deadhead to encourage best reblooming.  Red buds open to 3-4” delicate pink blooms with a nice fragrance.  Be sure to water well during periods of Rugosa Therese Bugnet rose shrubdrought to keep the shrub blooming.  This easy to grow shrub rose is a very reliable grower even in the far north.  Reportedly ‘Therese Bugnet’ grows very well up to zone 2 with protection.  Unusual canes are tinged deep maroon all year, adding winter interest since no hips are produced.  The plant may produce suckers.  ‘Therese’ is a striking specimen plant, back of the border or tall hedge plant.  (Pronounced boo-nay)

 

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Topaz Jewel’Rugosa Rose Topaz Jewel

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height:  4-5’
  • Spread:  6-7’
  • Growth Habit:  Spreading
  • Bloom Color:  Medium yellow
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size:  Large, 3-4”
  • Petal Count:  25+
  • Bloom Season:  Continuous from July to frost
  • Fragrance:  Strong sweet fragrance, with soft clove
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  4-8 Rugosa Rose 'Topaz Jewel'

A reblooming yellow rose with arching branches, reblooming freely all season.  The blooms open in a rich yellow and pales to a warm soft yellow as the bloom matures.  It drops it’s petals, so no need for deadheading.  ‘Topaz Jewel’  needs a couple of seasons to establish well, then will grow vigorously.  The blooms will then last longer and exude more fragrance.  Exceptionally hardy, disease resistant and tolerant of neglect.  May need protection for top growth, since the tall canes are often not reliably snow covered.  However, pruned back canes regrow quickly.  May be hardy in zone 3.  Lovely as specimen plants, shrub borders or mass plantings.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Wasagaming’Rugosa Wasagaming rose

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, will tolerate some shade
  • Height:  3-6
  • Spread:  3-6
  • Growth Habit:  Bushy
  • Bloom Color:  Deep pink
  • Flower Form:  Very double
  • Flower Size: 
  • Petal Count:  30
  • Bloom Season:  Repeats all summer
  • Fragrance:  Strong
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled dark green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-10

Bred by Canadian Skinner with a Bourbon rose parent, ‘Wasagaming’ is a very good repeat bloomer outperforming other Rugosa roses.  The shrub grows vigorously with little care and will tolerate some shade.  The deep pink very double blooms repeat well.  The compact form creates a nice low hedge, bedding plants, groupings or foundation plantings.

 

Rugosa Rose ‘Wild Spice’Rosa Rugosa Wild Spice

  • Class:  Shrub Rose
  • Sun:  Full sun, minimum 6 hours
  • Height:  3-4’
  • Spread:  3-4’
  • Growth Habit:  Bushy
  • Bloom Color:  White
  • Flower Form:  Single, in clusters of 5 or more
  • Flower Size:  Medium, 4-5”
  • Petal Count:  5
  • Bloom Season:  Continuous
  • Fragrance:  Strong clove fragrance
  • Stem:  Heavily thorned branches
  • Foliage:  Wrinkled light green leaves
  • Disease Resistance:  Exceptionally resistant
  • Soil:  Well drained, fertile
  • Hardiness:  3-7

‘Wild Spice’ produces a profusion of ruffled, snowy white blooms all season , well into fall.  The shrub is bushy but graceful and will form a lovely low hedge, or use as bedding plant or foundation plantings.  .  Orange hips are produced abundantly in fall.

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