Rosa Rugosa

Rosa Rugosa

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Bareroot Ownroot
Key Characteristics

2 - 8

Mature Height

8 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Rosa Rugosa

A subdivision of shrubs, Rosa Rugosa, also known as rugosa rose or Japanese rose, is a naturally occurring species rose with a very round, bushy habit of large, quilted, dark green foliage. Left unattended, this suckering deciduous shrub rose can spread to form dense, prickly thickets. The bush is remarkably robust, extremely disease resistant, and incredibly cold hardy—up to Zone 2. It tolerates sandy soils and salted sea air, so it grows well in northern coastal regions. A tough rose, Rosa Rugosa is a great choice for the beginner or casual gardener.

You can expect a heavy spring flush, and a sporadic repeat up to first frost, of single 3-inch deep-blue-pink flowers with 5 petals, a yellow tufted boss of stamens, and a slight fragrance. And in the fall, Rosa Rugosa is covered in round, fat, and fleshy bright red rose hips, which resemble cherry tomatoes. The hips are edible and can be made into jams and jellies. They are a good food source for wildlife and a tasty snack for birds, rich in vitamin C.

Use in mixed beds, hedges, and borders.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot Ownroot
Genus Rosa
Species Rugosa
Product Classification Rugosas
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue, Pink
Max Bloom Size 3.00
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Rose Hips
Uses Beds, Border, Landscapes, Ornamental
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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