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Dr. Eckener - Hybrid Rugosa Rose

Dr. Eckener

Hybrid Rugosa. Bred by Berger in Germany in 1930.
Use:
 
Shrub, Hedge
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 11
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Its high-centered pink blossoms are flushed with yellow at the bases. It's a rare color combination for rugosas. As is true for most rugosas, the flowers are quite fragrant. Also, the thorns are big and sharp. Antique Rose Emporium recommends it as a shrub. Sadly, there are no hips.