A fantastic native rose, Rugosa Rose has some of the most fragrant rose blossoms of any rose species and also produces large, ornamental and delicious rose hips that can be made into fragrant jams or dried and used for teas. Very high in vitamin C! Plants are easy to grow and drought tolerant once established.
Latin Name: Rosa rugosa
Site and Soil: Rugosa Full to 1/2 day sun and is happy on most soils.
Rootstock Description: Self rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 40°F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Spring to fall
Ripening Time: Fall
Yield: 5+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Rugosa Rose is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 2