'Ruglauca' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Byrnes, Robert L.
Hybrid Rugosa, Species Cross.
Light pink and mauve blend with white streaks. Purple, mauve and pink blend when in bud. Strong, clove fragrance. Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, old-fashioned bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium buds.
Medium, compact, mounded, rounded, sends out runners, well-branched. Medium, matte, grey-green, attractive fall color, leathery, wrinkled (rugose) foliage. 7 leaflets.
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden, landscape, rock garden, shrub or specimen. Very hardy. flowers drop off cleanly. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Do not spray. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
Hybrid glauca. This seedling bloomed in its first season while only 8" tall. Petioles are red and new stems are pink colored with a downy-like texture to them. In the fall the leaves turn a nice golden color. Sparse thorns.
This is an openly pollinated seedling that may be self-pollinated. Will set some OP hips and will occasionally take pollen from other roses. Ploidy was confirmed by Paul Geurts as most likely diploid.
Rooted plant sent to Joe Bergeson spring of 2012.
Rooted plant sent to Robert Rippetoe July 2015.