- Deciduous shrub
- USDA hardiness zones:
This hybrid rugosa rose is a vigorous, dense, upright, rounded shrub which typically grows 5-7' tall and as wide. Old fashioned form which somewhat more resembles a damask rose than a rugosa. Features fragrant, ruffled, pink, double blooms (to 4\ across). Blooms in June with a good repeat bloom to frost. Blue-green foliage. Red canes are quite attractive in winter."
- Full sun
Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keep roots cool and discourage weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Crowns need winter protection in cold winter areas such as St. Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants (as practicable), and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough clean-up during winter (dormant season). Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.
Size and growth:
- 5.0 to 7.0 feet
- 5.0 to 7.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - To frost
Has thorns, Showy flowers, Hedge, Showy bark, Fragrant flowers, Pink, and Butterflies
Borders. Wild, cottage or rose gardens. Excellent specimen. Also effective as a hedge.
Roses are susceptible to a large number of diseases, the most common of which are black spot, powdery mildew, rust and rose rosette. Although good cultural practices are the first line of defense in disease control, regular preventative fungicide applications throughout the growing season are usually required, particularly in humid climates with regular summer rainfall such as the St. Louis area. Potential insect problems include aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites. Local rose associations and extension services are usually able to offer specific recommendations and advice for selecting and growing roses.