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'Rosa rugosa 'Alba'' rose Description
'R. rugosa alba' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cristina Macleod
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
72 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Species.
Origin:
Introduced in Australia by C. F. Newman and Sons - Adelaide in 1894 as 'Rosa rugosa 'Alba''.
Class:
Species / Wild, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
White.  Strong fragrance.  5 petals.  Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b through 8b.  Drought resistant.  produces decorative hips.  Do not dead head.  Do not spray.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
seed: ×
pollen: ×
Notes:
Large orange hips.
Source: Shirobanahamanasu
Labeled in New Zealand as "White Turkistan Rose'
 
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