Rugosa roses, with their crinkled leaves, are very disease resistant, and very hardy shrub roses, or hedge roses. The leaves are also very ornamental.
These rose types are very hardy. Most do well in zones 3-8.
They have excellent salt tolarence.
These very hardy beauties can grow 3-6 ft. high and wide.
Some will bloom off and on from summer through early fall.
Hardy Shrub Roses Require Little Maintainence
These rose types are very easy to care for.
They do Not like to be sprayed or pruned. They actually do better without either.
They are not big on fertilizing either.
They rarely get mildew or blackspot. But if they do, it doesn't affect the wonderful flowering of the plant!
Rosa Rugosa is the parent of many species of wonderful disease-free hybrids including Kordes R Kordesii (from Germany) and David Austin (from England).
The hardy Rugosa rose is used in their breeding programs to produce their wonderful roses!
F. J. Grootendorst
Double, very fragrant red blooms repeat on this 5 foot shrub. A very hardy bush.
This vigorous shrub has lovely Mauve colored roses with a deep scent.
Very Diseaae resistant
View picture and more about Hansa Rose here
Rosa Rugosa Rubra
Very Vigorous, tall and upright spreading plant. Grows 6-8 feet.
Magenta-purple color, accented by golden stamens.
Intense fragrance, with an abundance of repeat blooms.
This Hybrid Rugosa has square-tipped, lilac pink buds, that open into double 4- inch flowers. (See picture above and at top of page)
The fragrant flowers bloom in clusters all summer.
Plants are vigorous and can grow 4-6 feet, if not clipped for hedge roses.
These roses are Very Hardy: zones 2-9
Rosa Rugosa Alba
Large pure white single blooms accented with golden stamens.
Beautiful fall foliage and red-orange hips.
Caution:(This plant spreads vigorously)!
See a picture of Rosa Fimbriata
Blooms are pale pink in color with a darker shade of pink towards the center.Flowers are small, semi-doublr with 9-16 petals. Blooms are fimbriated, and look similiar to the flowers of a carnation. They look almost as if Mother Nature used pinking shears on each blossom! Lovely!
Bred by Morlet (France 1891)
Plant grows 4-5ft. high x 4 ft. wide
Very Disease resistant.
Produces some hips
Hardy zones 5b-9b
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