Here Are My Favorite Rugosa Rose Hybrids
Rugosa Rose Hansa
This rose has highly scented double blooms of a reddish-purple color. The red rose hips are very decorative, they can be used for jams and are great for birds and other garden wildlife. The size is moderate up to 4 ft high and wide.
Rosa F J Grootendorst
This rose bears frilly red flowers in clusters during the summer and autumn. No scent on this one unfortunately but is very pretty.
This thorny bush grows up to 6 ft.
R. Pink Grootendorst
This hybrid rugosa is a sport of the above. The flowers are double, numerous but unfortunately scentless. The unusual flowers make up for it though! Height up to 6 ft.
This one has single velvety red flowers. Growth is rather compact, up to 4 ft high.
Rosa rugosa 'Scabrosa'
This rose is very robust and hardy. Flowers, leaves and rose hips are similar but larger than of Rosa rugosa. Flowers are fragrant.
Grows up to 5 ft.
R. 'Jens Munk'
This rose bears rosy-pink fragrant flowers. Compact growth up to 3 ft high and wide which makes it more suitable for smaller borders.
Rugosa Rose Rosarie De L'Hay
This is probably one of the most beautiful Rugosa Rose Hybrids. The 4 inch flowers are double and crimson-purple. These beauties are of course very fragrant. This rose forms a large shrub up to 7 ft high and wide.
R. Blanc Double de Coubert
The beautiful flowers are pure white and semi-double. The papery blooms have a very strong scent. I would say that this is one of the most beautiful white roses!
Vigorous shrub up to 5 ft high and wide.
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