'Rosa rugosa rubra 'Scabrosa'' rose References
Book (1997) Page(s) 235. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1996) Page(s) 22. Includes photo(s).
Description... single, fragrant, large hips...
Book (Nov 1994) Page(s) 118.
Prior to 1939. Description... Flowers: Single, large (5-1/2 inches), of violaceous crimson, with the usual cream stamens, followed by immense orange-red heps. Certainly the grossest development so far among the forms and near hybrids of the species, in leaf, flower, and fruit.
Book (Nov 1993) Page(s) 33.
Scabrosa Rugosa. The biggest single flowers of all... huge saucers of fuchsia-pink petals which give way to equally large red hips...
Book (11 Jun 1993) Page(s) 50. Includes photo(s).
R. rugosa seedling. Introduced by Harkness & Co. (England) 1950. Description... a chance seedling of unknown background but in essence a delightful and exaggerated version of the species rugosa... very large, deep crimson-pink blossoms...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 536.
Hybrid Rugosa (Shrub), mauve, 1950, (R. rugosa scabrosa hort.); Origin unknown; Harkness. Flowers mauve-pink, stamens light sulphur, single (5 petals), large (5 in.) blooms in clusters of 5 or more; fragrant (carnation); foliage light, glossy, soft; fruit large, bright red; very bushy (5 ft.) growth; recurrent bloom.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 6 & 7, 108. Includes photo(s).
The mysterious and beautiful R. rugosa scabrosa appeared in the Harkness nursery from an unknown source, and was introduced to the public in 1950.
Book (1993) Page(s) 124. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 68. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] Description. Single flowers up to 5 1/2 in. across. Hips are large and red. Harkness, Britain, 1960. A form or hybrid of Rosa rugosa of unknown origin. Flowers throughout summer and autumn. Height: 7 ft. Well scented.
Book (1992) Page(s) 68.
(R. rugosa Scabrosa) Rugosa shrub; reddish mauve, yellow stamens; blooms large, single; growth shrubby, rounded, 5 x 5 ft (1.5 x 1.5 m); leaves rich green, leathery, wrinkled; tomato-like hips; good scent. Origin unknown, introduced by Harkness 1950.