Pink Rugosa Rose

Rosa rugosa

Attractive, vibrant purple-red flowers dot upright, prickly stems of this durable, minimal care rose. Forms a densely branched barrier with leathery dark green foliage that is excellent for creating an impenetrable hedge or border. Bright red rose hips develops after blooms drop. Reliable plant holds up to cold, wind, drought, and salt. Deciduous.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationROH-zuh rew-GOH-suh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, Showy Fruit, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Spirea (Spiraea); Speedwell (Veronica); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Salvia (Salvia)

Provide enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Most vigorous in cooler northern regions. Water deeply, regularly to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought, particularly in coastal regions. Protect from extreme cold when young. Fertilize in early spring. Prune lightly in late winter to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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