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Different Kinds of Roses

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Dart's Dash
Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash'


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
3 - 4 Feet (Width 4 feet)
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Peach
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

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.

Culture

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.

Notes

Very good repeat bloomer, excellent winter hardiness and disease resistance. Will also tolerate light shade.

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