The Foxi rose, also known as; Buffalo Gal, is a Hybrid Rugosa rose with unique Rugosa qualities.
This compact growing Rugosa bears semi-double flowers that are a deep mauve pink, or pale magenta color. They display a large boss of yellow stamens in the center of the bloom.
Flowers come in tight clusters of 3-10.
The blooms on Foxi rose carry a sweet, spicy fragrance that is quite strong.
Type Hybrid Rugosa rose
Hybridizer 1989 Uhl, Germany
Blooms Mauve pink, semidouble, with yellow stamens. Flowers are 3" across and have 17-25 petals
Foliage Mid green color, glossy, pleated leaves (typical Rugosa)
Growth Habits Compact growing, mounded habit, grows upright, dense It grows 3-5' depending on climate.
Fragrance Strong, sweet, spicy scent
Awards Edland FA 1991, ADR 1992
Hardy Zones hardy to zone 4
This Hybrid Rugosa rose bush grows rather compact in it's native country of Germany, rarely reaching more than 31/2', but warmer climates could see it grow to almost 5'.
The flowers on this rose stand up well in the rain (better than most Rugosa's) and make nice cut flowers.
This re-blooming rose bush bears flowers that are larger than most Rugosa's. It produces continuous blooms throughout the season.
Another good quality of this rose is it's great disease resistance.
The masses of healthy green leaves turn a bright yellow in the fall, adding color of interest to the garden when most of the flowers have stopped blooming. They also produce beautiful large red hips. Great for making Rose Hip tea!
As does other roses of this type, this one will also tolerate poor soils, and even grow in difficult growing conditions, including salt.
It is amazingly hardy,and makes an excellent landscaping rose for cold climates as well as an all around great garden rose.
If you are looking for a low maintainence rose that is:
.....Take a good look at Foxi and see if it might be right for your garden!
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