RoseFile Database

glauca - Species Shrub Rose

Rosa glauca

Species Shrub. Bred by Nature in Eastern Europe in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It is the purplish-grey foliage of this rose that impresses most. The foliage makes the simple pink flowers look incredibly beautiful. Furthermore, the red hips are stunning set against the foliage. In my own garden under difficult conditions it grew quickly to five feet and stayed there without requiring further attention for years.

BTW: As a species rose, rosa glauca will often be propagated by seed. The problem with this is that the color of the foliage varies quite a bit; some being much more purplish/gray than others. So it is best either to inspect the plant being purchased or to purchase a plant propagated from a cutting of another of known color.