Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Lax petals
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Deep pink
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Hybrid rugosa
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 6-7', bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Schaum & Van Tol, 1905
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 3 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)
Plant Height: 6-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
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: Other: 2007 Great Plant Picks Winner

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Common names
  • Rose

Comments:
  • Posted by adknative (Eagle Bay, New York - Zone 3b) on Nov 11, 2021 11:50 AM concerning plant:
    I've had Rosa rugosa 'Hansa' growing in one corner of my yard since 2014 - an amazing feat in zone 3 gardens, where few roses survive. It blooms reliably every year, the fragrance is very much an 'old-fashioned rose' scent and it tops out a bit under 5 feet (I'm 5 feet 2 inches, and it's about eye-level for me.) Even better, it dislikes pruning and is extremely low maintenance.

    This past spring was the first time in seven years Hansa offered up a 1-ft, perfectly-shaped off-spring (inconveniently in the middle of a mowed path). So I severed the connecting root and moved the baby Hansa to a new border bed, where it grew nicely all summer. Unlike several other rugosa roses here, Hansa stays put and does not spread or take over other areas of the gardens.

    In zone 3, this is a hardy, well-behaved shrub that offers periodic flowers throughout the summer, after the first flush of blooms has passed... and even with (many) allergies, I can actually smell these flowers. I would recommend Hansa to any cold-climate gardener (where roses are hard to come by).
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:18 AM concerning plant:
    Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
    " ‘Hansa’ is a large shrub which will grow as wide as it is tall. It bears reddish purple flowers that are large, double, and highly scented. This rose is very free-flowering through a long blooming season. The clove scent, characteristic of the Rugosas, is especially evident in its lovely perfume. This easy-growing rose has become a favorite of ours as it also has a good fall display of attractive large orange-red hips."
  • Posted by Kathleen (Wickwire Corners NY - Zone 5a) on Jun 23, 2010 7:33 PM concerning plant:
    This could have been the rose that guarded Sleeping Beauty's castle, the thorns are horrendous.

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