Jens Munk (Rosa rugosa 'Jens Munk')-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Jens Munk
Rosa rugosa 'Jens Munk'

Hybrid rugosa rose with a spicy fragrance and 3 inch semi-double flowers (petal count 25). Recurrent bloomer in summer with large persistent red fruit in fall. Fall foliage color is orange/yellow. Blooms best during cool weather. Excellent as specimen or hedge. 
Full sun and well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing one-third of the oldest canes to the soil line in the spring as needed to keep the shrub open and new canes in production. Prune the stem back to a branch angle (a process called heading back) as needed to reduce height and width.  
Mature Height
4-6 Feet (Width 4feet - 5 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - August
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Shows excellent tolerance to blackspot and mildew.  Watch for Japanese beetles, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge. 
Additional Notes
Extremely winter hardy.  Memeber of the Candian Explorer series of roses.


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