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Conrad Ferdinand Meyer - Hybrid Rugosa Rose

Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

Hybrid Rugosa. Bred by Muller in Germany in 1898.
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Use:
 
Shrub, Cutting Bed, Pill
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Powerful
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Spare
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The fragrance is reputed to be among the best in rosedom. The flowers are high-centered and about 4 inches across. The plant is quite healthy provided it gets adequate soil moisture. It forms a rather upright shrub that will look best with other plants around its feet. It could also look good trained on a pillar. As can be true of rugosa hybrids, it has vicious thorns making it a little dangerous to care for and making it browse-resistant to deer. David Austin loves it dearly and has used it extensively in his breeding program, especially early on.