The Pink Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa) is often referred to as the Saltspray Rose due to its tolerance to dry sandy soils and salt spray winds. However, that isn't the best part about this Rose, not even close. Its beauty and fragrance truly put the Pink Rugosa Rose over the top! These are highly adaptable and easy-going plants for a carefree landscape!
The Rugosa has beautiful petite pink flowers that have yellow central stamens and emit a fantastic true-Rose fragrance like few others! These flowers will continually bloom from June through August! It's definitely a stunner! You won't be the only one to think so - pollinators will arrive in droves to sip the nectar alongside hummingbirds!
As the flowering season winds down, don't think this plant is done for the year! In August, the Rose Rugosa develops one-inch red hips that can either be made into jams or left on the plant to provide food for wildlife during the winter months. Either way, these little, cherry tomato-looking, fruits are gorgeous and create a lovely fall interest. They are packed with Vitamin C!
This Rose is a gardener's favorite to use as a hedge! Can you imagine a prettier option for deterring trespassers or unwanted foot traffic (both the two-legged and four-legged kind!)? Create a backdrop of flowering privacy and screening for your garden beds and borders, seating areas, or create property definition and garden rooms to break up your landscape into sections of serenity. Snip a few blooms for your bouquets, or save a few of the Rosehips for crafts! Just be sure to leave a few blooms for the butterflies and hips for birds!
The durable nature of the Rugosa makes them ideal for street plantings, or in Rock Gardens! Landscapers and gardeners alike love this plant due to its adaptability and versatility. This is especially so in northern climates. Rugosa Roses aren't affected at all by the semi-regular application of salt on the roads. Making this native Rose bush perfect for driveways and sidewalks too!
Rugosa Roses love to be planted in full sun or partial shade. They're incredibly tolerant of soil types that other plants typically don't find all that appealing. This includes sandy, clay, and salty soils. As if that wasn't impressive enough, this plant is also very drought tolerant and can survive, and flower, on short water rotations.
Pruning is best done in early spring if needed. Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here, and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog! Don't forget the Nature Hills Root Booster, to give this fragrant Rose life-long support when used during planting.
If you're looking for a beautifully fragrant and easy-to-care-for flowering shrub to use as a hedge, privacy, and backdrop, look no further. The Pink Rugosa Rose is the bush for you! Order one or two to complete your garden today by giving NatureHills.com!
Rose bushes prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.
You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.
Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You will find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Climbing varieties!
Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.
Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Rosa rugosa|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fruiting Time||Fall (Rose Hips)|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|