'Rosa majalis var.rubrifolia' rose Description
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Pink blend, white center. Moderate fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 1". Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, bushy, spreading, thornless (or almost), upright. Matte foliage. 5 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 4' 11" to 11½' (150 to 350 cm). Width of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 2b through 9b. Vigorous. produces decorative hips. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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This should not be confused with Rosa rubifolia (Erich Unmuth, Vienna Austria). R. rubifolia (R. setigera) is so named because its leaves look like those of the blackberry (genus Rubus),