Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Hybrid rugosa
Extra Color Info: Crimson and purple
Growth Habit: climbing habit, typically 6-12 feet tall
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jules Gravereaux, 1901
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 6-12 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Seedling of: Rosa rugosa var. rubra
Child plants: one child plant

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Roseraie de l'Hay'
  • 'Old Rosemary'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-15
  6:10 pm. Fragrance overhanging the walk.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-15
  6:10 pm. Face to face with beauty.

Date: c. 1912
illustration from 'Les plus belles roses au début du XXe siècle
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-15
  6:10 pm.  The leaves enhance the blossom.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2008-06-15
6:11 pm. Even such beauty in the buds!
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2011-05-22
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-31
Photo by Cottage_Rose
Photo by Cottage_Rose
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-31
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2011-06-11

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.
Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW Iceland
Date: August 6, 2009
Location: Hafnarfjordur, SW Iceland
Date: August 20, 2009

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