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Hansa - Hybrid Rugosa Rose

Hansa

Hybrid Rugosa. Bred by Schaum & Van Tol in The Netherlands in 1905.
Use:
 
Shrub, Fruiting Shrub, W
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong Cloves
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 3 - 8
Height & Width:
 
7 x 7
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments While Roseraie de l?Hay is rated more highly, this rose appears more prominently in American catalogs. It may be because it is easier to propagate. Or to pronounce. With a rating of 8.3, you can be pretty sure this rose is no slouch. It is extremely cold hardy, disease resistant, and long-lived. Characteristic of the species, it is well branched and densely covered with grass-green foliage. It will grow quickly to six or seven feet in each direction, but can easily reach ten feet. Hansa will sucker, so it?s probably not the ideal plant for a well-preened suburban yard. It would look good at the edge of a woodland. Its special qualities are that its flowers are clove scented - a quality that belongs to Fritz Nobis and just a few other roses. The real clincher is that its hips are considered the to be the best suited to making rose-hip jam.