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'Raspberry Rugostar ®' rose Description
'Raspberry Rugostar ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of All Things Roses - Dove's California Garden
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Meitozaure
Exhibition name: Raspberry Rugostar ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 2003).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2003 as 'Raspberry Rugostar'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Mild fragrance.  4 to 44 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Short, spreading.  Large, matte, light green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 3' (60 to 90cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, ground cover, hedge or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  Prune lightly or not at all.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 15,937  on  6 Sep 2005   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/737,918  on  18 Dec 2003
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