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'Ruskin' rose Description
'Ruskin' rose photo
Photo courtesy of edulkot
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
30 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Rugosa.
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Walter Van Fleet (United States, 1928).
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Crimson, ages to purple .  Strong fragrance.  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 4' 11" to 6' 7" (150 to 200 cm).  Width of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Vigorous.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Named for the Ruskin Colony in Tennessee where Dr. van Fleet was the physician for some years.
John Ruskin was born in London, England, on 8 February 1819 and died 20 January 1900.
 
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