'Rugosa Superba' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Rugosa.Exhibition name: Scabrosa
Bred by Harkness
(United Kingdom, 1950).
Fuchsia / magenta - cerise, light yellow stamens, ages to lighter . Moderate, opinions vary fragrance. Average diameter 5". Large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, dense, rounded, well-branched. Glossy, medium green, leathery, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Can be used for garden, hedge, landscape or shrub. Hardy. vigorous. drought resistant. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
The Swedish Rose Society
for northern Sweden.
Orange-red (crab apple-size [Verrier]) hips