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Grootendorst Supreme - Hybrid Rugosa Rose

Grootendorst Supreme

Hybrid Rugosa. Bred by Grootendorst in The Netherlands in 1936.
Use:
 
Shrub
Color:
 
Crimson
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
5 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments This is one of several dozen roses whose primary attraction is their constitutional toughness. Austin finds this rose a little "coarse," a flaw that can be somewhat mitigated by attentive pruning. But some - especially those living in cool weather areas - will find its crimson pinked flowers borne on vigorous, thorny canes to be just the thing. It would make an imposing but interesting hedge. There is a crop of hips in the fall that extends the season of interest.