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Rosa rugosa 'Hansa'

Quick Profile

Full Sun
Mature Height
5 - 7 Feet (Width 4 feet - 7 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 7 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - September


Large hybrid Rugosa. Flowers are medium red, 3 inches wide, double (petal count 17-25) with an intense clove fragrance. Recurrent blooming. Sets a heavy crop of large scarlet fruit that are very meaty and considered the best for rose hip delicacies. Foliage turns orange-red in fall.


Full sun, well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing about 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 width and height.


Extemely winter hardy and considered an excellent Rugosa for the garden.

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