Rosa glauca

Nice Hips
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Cressida Most of the time it seems the beauty of the glaucous coloring of R. glauca is lost on anyone else. And sometimes it is even lost on me. When the pink flowers come, though, I appreciate it. When the scarlet hips form later in the season, I become a total convert.

Here, it is seen arching over a much younger Champlain. When things come of age, the latter's flowers will step in for the hips until they are ready.

R. glauca has no disease problems. It builds up very slowly over time, but after six seasons it still gets measurably better every season.

Ancient
Zone 4-9
Species Shrub