'Rosa rugosa 'Alba'' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
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White, near white or white blend Species.
Species / Wild, Species Cross.
White. Strong fragrance. 5 petals. Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, sends out runners, suckers on its own roots. Large, matte, wrinkled (rugose) foliage. 7 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm). Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
USDA zone 2b through 8b. Drought resistant. produces decorative hips. Do not dead head. Do not spray.
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Large orange hips.
Labeled in New Zealand as "White Turkistan Rose'