Topaz Jewel Rugosa Rose

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Butter yellow gems with soft ruffles on large butterfly landing pads! The Topaz Jewel Rugosa Rose (Rosa 'MORyelrug') features scented, free-flowering blooms that add a mellow hue to the garden! Cold-hardy vigorous plants that are low-maintenance, Topaz Jewel delights with clusters of blooms from late spring until frost.

The large yellow buds burst open into creamy yellow blossoms with a crown of golden anthers in the center. Mellowing to a creamy white as they age, the flowers have an incredible scent and long vase life for indoor bouquets. Backed by lush, deep-green foliage and strong canes, the ruffled semi-double blooms have a mild fragrance the pollinators adore!

Incredibly fragrant and abundant like Rugosa Roses, but this rare shrub is one of the few Rugosa that doesn't produce Rosehips. Wide-spreading 5-7 feet at maturity and growing 2-5 feet in height, these Rugosa Roses are hardy and easy to grow! Quickly growing and free-flowering, Topaz Jewel covers its crinkled, textured foliage with flouncy blooms that are supremely vital to pollinators and butterflies!

Planting and Application:

Healthy-sized shrubs like Topaz Jewel make for incredible hedging and privacy barriers. The thorny canes are an impenetrable screen that few wish to tangle with. Imagine a soft yellow border separating your front yard from the street or a neighbor's property!

Topaz Jewel fills large areas quickly with deep green foliage, perfect for back-of-the-border landscaping and creating garden hedges. Crown your hillsides with soft gold blooms to slow erosion and make a dangerous-to-mow slope into a gleaming spectacle fluttering with butterflies!

Plant in your Pollinator gardens, Cottage gardens, and as backdrops for Perennial gardens, or for softening the corner of your home's foundation or shed. Allow it to spill over rocky areas, Rock Gardens, and create wide-spreading mounds of beauty en masse.

  • Buttery Ruffled Soft Yellow Blooms
  • Hardy Rugosa Resilience
  • Wonderfully Fragrant & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Highly Adaptable & Easy to Grow
  • Hedges, Barriers, Pollinator Gardens, En Masse & Erosion Control

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Rugosa Roses are very tolerant of harsh conditions! They can tolerate wind, poor soil, and salt spray. Topaz Jewel grows best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Great air circulation, regular fertility, and a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch are all helpful to keep this shrub reblooming and carefree! Remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease and Rugosas respond well to pruning so it can be kept smaller if desired. For everything about pruning Roses, winterizing Roses, and un-wintering Roses in spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Deer Seldom Bother It
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Prune Early Spring

You'll adore this buttercream-yellow beauty crowning your landscape this year! So head over to and order your own Topaz Jewel Rugosa Rose shrub today before this rare color in the Rose world sells out! Reserve now at Nature Hills Nursery.

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Roses need a protected location and 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.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

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.

Do Roses Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose Bushes & Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely 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.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? 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!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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

About Plant Sentry™

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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.

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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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Topaz Jewel Rugosa Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Rosa 'MORyelrug'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Crinkly Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes