Rosa rugosa 6-7' x 7-10' Parentage unknown. Schaum and Van Tol, Holland, 1905.
Large 3" clove-scented purplish-pink blooms begin early summer and rebloom in fall. Some flowers contain up to 30 petals—a productive cultivar for herbalists. Prolific giant fleshy red-orange hips.
Glossy dark green disease-resistant foliage turns bright yellow-orange as the temps start dropping. Large vigorous vase-shaped mounded shrub can be used for hedges or erosion control. Prune annually to maintain size and productivity.
Very famous for more than a century and a common sight on old farms throughout Maine and Canada. Very hardy. Z3. (9-18" bare-root plants)
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Plant crowns 4–6' apart, in a large well-fertilized hole, in an area with at least 4–6 hrs of sun per day.