Rugosa


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Agnes (1902)

A major break through at the time of production, a Rugosa that wasn’t pink or white! Agnes is a lovely soft primrose yellow. Growth tall and straggly at first, but eventually makes a good shrub. sold out

Ann Endt (1978)ann endt

Rugosa cross. This New Zealand bred rose (Ken Nobbs) is named for the long time gardener of one of our most eminent rosarians, Nancy Steen. It is a low growing, freely suckering bush with rugosa character and sublime, scented, large cerise single flowers. Repeats all season and has bunches of wonderful bright red hips, great for rose hip jelly sold out

Belle Poitivine

Eventually makes a large shrub, repeat flowering like all the rugosas. Lilac semi double flowers and good hips. My personal favourite of this group. sold out

Blanc Double de Coubert

Classic white Rugosa. A big tall shrub with lovely double scented flowers through the season.  available now

Delicata (1898)

Another strong growing old Rugosa from yesteryear, this beauty has large ruffled light pink flowers with a glorious perfume. It’s name is a bit of a misnomer! It’s certainly not a delicate plant! but the flowers have a delicate look to them. available now

Fimbriata (1890)

Tall elegant shrub with delightful carnation like “fringed” flowers of blush pink to white. Fragrant, repeats available now

Fru Dagmar Hastrup (1914)

One of the most popular of the rugosas, she has very large soft pink single flowers and the signature big red hips. Probably the smallest of this group, makes a tidy low shrub. sold out

Mme Georges Bruant (1887)

A hybrid rugosa, crossed with a Tea rose, which definitely has the Rugose thorns! but the leaves and flowers are not typical. Strong scent, lovely tissuey flowers, repeats well.. sold out

Mrs Doreen Pike (1993)Grass Roots Roses - Mrs Doreen Pike

David Austin. In true Austin style this is a Rugosa which ticks all boxes… Her foliage is obviously not truly Rugose, being more ferny and very fresh and green. The flowers are very delicate shades of lilac pink, full and frilly and dotted artfully over the bush. She suckers freely like the other Rugosas and makes a lovely picture in the garden. available now

Pink Grootendorst (1923)

This is a cheerful and enduring rose, it’s grown on me over the years for these traits…Flowers rather salmon which doesn’t fit in so well with the other lilac/cerise pink rugosas, also small but in large bunches instead of studded on the foliage like most. sold out

rosa Rugosa

The original single form of this family. Dark magenta flowers with lovely scent and big hips to follow. Suckers and seeds freely!  Barerooted suckers available

Rugosa Alba- The white form of this big species shrub available now

Schneezwerg (1911)

This rose for me has been more leggy than the other rugosas, but might just need a severe prune this winter…lovely semi double pure white flowers. available now

Therese Bugnet (1941)

Muddled pink flowers with a nice fragrance thru the season available now

Topaz Jewel (1987)

A rarity amongst the rugosas, Topaz Jewel is a beautiful clear yellow, the flowers semi double, fragrant and large. Within a very thorny group she is in a class of her own, being covered all over with huge thorns! Growth also rather angular, but hey, the flowers are yellow !sold out