We are offering beautiful rugosa rose varieties which are the best varieties in the world for their flavorful large useable hips.
Pollination: Self fertile.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-9. Tolerant of wind, salt and drought.
Sun or shade: Full sun or light shade.
Plant spacing: Same as the height of the plant. For hedge spacing use 2/3 of the ultimate height of the plant. 4' spacing for a hedge is good for all but the climbers.
Harvest and storage: Harvest hips in Septmeber and October.
Bloom times: Our varieties are repeat bloomers giving you beautiful flowers from summer through fall.
Pests and diseases: No significant problems.
How to Grow
Soil requirements: Need good drainage.
Cultural requirements: Little or no fertilizing required, drought tolerant once established.
Pruning: Little or no pruning needed. Shearing helps to easily control hedges.
How to Use
In the landscape: It's easy to make a dense hedge or a beautiful bed or border. Enjoy repeat flowering. The climbers, too, are loaded with beautiful flowers for months.
In the kitchen: They are very high in Vitamin C. The petals and the hips are edible. The Edible Flower Garden book provides recipes.