The Rugosa Rose is native to Japan, D.O.B. unknown. Introduced to Europe in the late 1700's, the Rugosa hybrids are prized for ease of cultivation, large fragrant blooms and large highly ornamental hips which are full of Vitamin C. Rugosa roses will tolerate salt laden winds, extremes of heat and cold and are so robust that in some countries they are used for hedging on farms and barrier planting on motorways! Talk about tough. Rugosa roses are also used for Standard Rose Root-stocks and will quickly take over if the grafted rose is neglected or weak. It is important to note though, the one thing they don't particularly tolerate, is modern chemical spray as it damages the foliage but as these roses are disease resistant this is seldom a problem.
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Characteristics of Rugosa Roses
- Almost indestructible
- Rough textured leaves
- Stiff thorny short stems
- Showy hips ornamental and edible rich in Vitamin C
- Mainly summer flowering
- Disease Resistant
- Little if any pruning required
Rugosa. Grow as a shrub or as a climber. Made up of a blend of pink, yellow and orange this rose starts in hybrid tea bud then opens to a huge double bloom often borne in pairs and has a strong sweet rugosa type fragrance. 1932 Deciduous
Colour: Orange / Apricot Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.5m
Rugosa. A pretty little rose with creamy-white button blooms that has petals with a serrated edge. The blooms appear continuously throughout the season and have a delightful fragrance. Quite strong and robust, can cope with a little shade and is generally healthy and disease resistant. 1962.
Colour: Cream / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.9m