Rosa rugosa

Rosa rugosa

Exposure

Full sun. Zones 2-7.

Soil

Easy to grow. Prefers well-drained organic soils but is quite tolerant of a variety of soils.

Growth Habits

Rosa rugosa with beeA sturdy multiple-stemmed species rose 4 to 6 feet tall and wide with bristly stems and fragrant, single 3 inch rose flowers in early summer followed by bright orange large rose hips dramatically displayed against the dark green foliage.

Landscape Uses

Shrub borders, privacy or security hedges, forest gardens.

Usefulness

Highly-nutritious fruits with loads of vitamin C are eaten fresh, stewed or pureed, and can make the finest jelly. Flowers can be used for teas and syrups.

Pricing Information

$30.00/3 gal, $39.00/5 gal