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rugosa rubra - Species Shrub Rose

rugosa rubra

Species Shrub. Bred by Nature in Kamchatka in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
Cerise
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 3 - 7
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Its single flowers may start out a deep crimson red. By the time they are fully open they will have faded at least to magenta, and soon thereafter to a soft lilac or mauve. The rugosas are remontant, hardy, disease-free, densely covered with foliage,and fragrant. Many of the set hips. It is little wonder, then, that for those seeking shrubby roses, the rugosas and their hybrids are a great place to start.