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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."
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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 !
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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.
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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.
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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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