- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
The delicate-looking and captivating flowers of the White Rugosa Rosa contrast the hardy nature of this perennial. Pure white petals with a slight ruffle surround yellow stamens, giving off a sweet-smelling fragrance. The lovely blooms grow on thorny stems with dark green foliage. Flowers emerge in the spring, and this plant will continue to bloom throughout the growing season, although the first flush of flowers is the most prolific. The Rosa rugosa Alba is easy to maintain and can handle challenging conditions, like sand and salt, making it ideal for beachfront plantings.
This plant has a sprawling, multi-branched habit and reaches about 3 to 4 feet tall. Plant this beguiling beauty along a foundation wall or border to create a flowering hedge. Feature as a focal point in a bed or mass planting. Try to locate this shrub in a low-traffic area due to the thorns. The White Rugosa Rosa is a perennial in USDA zones 2 through 7.
White Rugosa Rose Care
Select a spot with partial shade to full sun as the White Rugosa Rosa needs at least 4 to 6 hours of light. Expect more blooms when the plant receives higher levels of light. Soil should have a 5.6 to 6.5 pH and high organic content while allowing for drainage, although this plant is forgiving when grown in poor quality soil. Water this shrub well through the first growing season, and after the plant is established, water weekly or when the top few inches of soil is dry. Feed this plant using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring, but it is not necessary to fertilize if grown in rich soil.
Prune the plant in the spring to encourage new growth. White Rugosa Rosa is a large plant, and you can let it do its thing with minimal pruning, only removing damaged or old growth or suckers. This shrub also responds well to more involved pruning to maintain a specific size.
White Rugosa Rose Spacing
This sizable upright plant will grow 3 to 4 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wide. Create a hedge or dense planting by spacing shrubs 4 to 6 feet apart.
White Rugosa Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: Pure White|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Groundcovers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Native to North America|
|Common Name: White Rugosa Rose|
|Scientific Name: ROSA RUGOSA `ALBA`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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