Compact Hybrid Rugosa rose with mauve flowers that are 3-4 inches wide, semi-double (petal count 9-16) and extremely fragrant. Dense, heavily wrinkled foliage turns orange in fall. Heavy orange-red fruit set in the fall. Very good as a hedge.
Full to light shade. Well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing one-third of the oldest canes in the spring as needed to keep the shrub open and new canes in production. Prune the stem back to a branch angle (a process called heading back) as needed to reduce width and height.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Extremely disease resistant to black spot, mildew and rust. Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge.
Very good repeat bloomer, excellent winter hardiness and disease resistance. Will also tolerate light shade.