Beach Rose (Rosa rugosa) in the Roses Database

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Botanical names:
Rosa rugosa Accepted
Rosa ferox Synonym
Rosa andreae Synonym
Rosa rugosa f. rugosa Synonym

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Rugosa, species
Extra Color Info: Hot pink
Growth Habit: May sucker
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Unknown
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 2-9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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)
Plant Height: 3-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Photo courtesy of: Letartean

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February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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Plant Events from our members
gardengus On May 7, 2016 Obtained plant
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "English rose (rugosa)"
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