White Rugosa Rose
White Rugosa Rose
Rosa rugosa 'Alba'Item #6993 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 9
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Intensely fragrant, single, snow-white blooms all summer. Large red-orange hips follow flowers in late summer. Stems are covered with prickers that deter unwelcome intruders. Tolerates exposure to coastal salt spray or paving de-icing materials.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 5 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROH-za rew-GOH-saDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 5 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Pure white flowers spring to frost.Flower color:WhiteDesign IdeasBeauty and function combine with this good-looking, easy care rose. Rugosas make a fine prickly hedge for hot, windy locations; also excellent for seaside planting.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Among the highest rated roses by the American Rose Society. A recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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