Rosa Rugosa Rugosa Rose

Bareroot Ownroot
Item #28975
Buy 3+ at $37.95 ea.



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 is tolerant of sandy soils and salted sea air and grows well in northern coastal regions. Rosa Rugosa is a tough rose, 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, resembling 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.


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Genus Rosa
Species Rugosa
Item Form Bareroot Ownroot
Zone 2 - 8
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Summer
Height 3 ft - 8 ft
Width 3 ft - 6 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 5
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Rose Hips
Bloom Color Dark Blue, Dark Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fragrance Slight
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Landscapes, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada

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