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most recent 26 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB by prairie_northrose
Produces little or no pollen. Does not set hips. Hardy to the tips here in Zone 3, zero die back last year.

Last year was the second year I have had Polareis. The first year, flowers had very little fragrance, although the leaves and buds had a distinct "nutty" scent. In the second year, the flowers have definitely developed a light rose fragrance which can be noticed depending on the time of day.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 FEB by Nastarana
Lovely rose and bush but I do wish the petals would fall. It is a thorny menace and needs to be deadheaded, especially since it grown well over my head.
most recent 25 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB by prairie_northrose
Bright vibrant pink flowers, which bloom in large mass round clusters at the end of branches. Support is useful once flowering to keep upright. Although it blooms slightly later in the season for, it holds blooms later than all my other hardy roses, sometimes well into October here in zone 3. Blooms have a faint strawberry fragrance, which has become stronger as the years have gone by.

Attractive shiny green foliage with new growth tinged orange. Very resistant to blackspot and powdery mildew.

Foliage stays fresh until the last killing frost. However, there is significant dieback and plenty of thorny stems for me to cut back here in zone 3. However, the vigor of this rose is unmatched, it quickly grows into a four foot or more dense bush each year within a short time. I would describe it as a monster of a plant!

Flowers have very little pollen, and it does not set hips.
most recent 6 AUG 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 8 APR 08 by Unregistered Guest
I believe Rugelda is more cold-tollerant than 5B. Here in northwest New Jersey I am in a high altitude and mountainous location with high winds in winter where I grow mostly zone 4 roses and this one has survived a number of years. It isn't bushy, mostly lanky but healthy with roses that repeat a few times during the season. The color is very pretty, a nice shade of yellow with just a little red around the edge of the petals. Mine grows in a slightly shaded spot. I would recommend it as few roses are really continuous anyway such as "Knock Out."
Reply #1 of 3 posted 8 APR 08 by HMF Admin
This is great insight - exactly the kind of feedback that makes HMF so useful. Thanks !
Reply #2 of 3 posted 14 JUL 08 by Chris
this is my Rugelda's second year in zone 5b and it heavily winterkilled last winter but is back with force this year. It does seem to reach out like a rambler! chris in ct.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 AUG 15 by prairie_northrose
I grow Rugelda in Zone 3. It had died back to the ground but has since grown back is now a robust 4" tall.
most recent 30 JUN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUN 15 by prairie_northrose
Has proven hardy for me in Zone 3. No signs of black spot for myself, some powdery mildew during wet times, although I am in a low disease area. Winter die back of canes, but growth is vigorous and plant size recovers by July in Zone 3. Plant shape is compact and bushy, 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" high. Leaves are matte green, with new growth tinged red.

Flower fragrance ranges from fairly moderate to very faint depending on plant. Colour is an incredibly vibrant red-pink, much brighter in person than photographs. Colour is similar to, as previously stated, Knock Out, or lessor known Prairie Celebration. Blooms are 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" across, cupped and hybrid tea-like in shape. Bloom life is shorter, about three to four days for me during hot days. Blooms hold upright and are self-cleaning. Excellent repeat.

This is by far my favourite rose. I highly suggest it.
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