Rosa Rugosa Alba
Rosa Rugosa Alba
Rosa Rugosa Alba

Rosa Rugosa Alba

$50 Regular price
Tag or Stake
  • Fragrance
  • Hips
  • Partial Shade
  • Winter Hardy
  • Pollinator Friendly

The white form of this species of rose, native to Japan and Northeast Asia, Rose Rugosa Alba produces large, 4”, silky, pure white flowers with golden stamens. She is very fragrant and in autumn her foliage turns yellow, contrasting against large, orange-red hips. Rosa Rugosa Alba is a repeat bloomer and does well in poor soil conditions, even at the seashore.

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Rose Type Rugosa
Bloom Types Single
Characteristic(s) Fragrance, Hips, Partial Shade, Winter Hardy, Pollinator Friendly
Color White
Specific Color White
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 3 (-40° to -30°), 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Approximate Size 6' x 4'

Rosa Rugosa Alba

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Rosa Rugosa Alba

My rose bush has come back green and healthy looking, the first spring after planting it. Unfortunately, it doesn't show any signs of buds. I'm hoping this changes soon. I live in zone 4B.

carolyn s.

They survive and are beautiful despite neglect. Love singles, the leaves, and especially the hips.

excellent service

Zone 9. Own root rose arrived and soon I discovered that it was the rubra not the alba that I ordered. The staff at Heirloom roses corrected the mistake right away and the alba is growing and blooming happily. Happy to be a repeat customer.

sheila w.
Super WOW; super happy!

I ordered this rose on 4/1/17; it was shipped to me on 4/6/17 and arrived so fast I was still trying to hire someone to plant it.
This morning I found SIX fully opened beautiful blooms on it. Had not seen it for 2 days due to steady rainstorms keeping me in. Have not detected fragrance yet but the blossoms are unblemished --perfect.
Did I mention very happy! Looking forward to fragrance and hips.

Tough shade-lover

I got this last July and it showed minimal interest in thriving from when I planted it in a large pot through the end of summer and a pretty typical Long Island, NY winter (with no winter prep or care AT ALL). I mean, it didn't look dead, but it obviously is one of those roses that takes its sweet time getting going. Well, by mid-March, I could tell this was a happy rose that was ready to have a big spring and summer: pretty lime green leaves started popping out of the stems all over the place and now, in mid-may, it's getting some height and tons and tons of leaves. I'm not seeing any true canes or any signs of buds just yet, but roses really don't do much at all on Long Island until well into June/July, so this one is already ahead of the curve. I have it in a very shady location, in a large pot, and have only found a few aphids on it so far. Something is nibbling a couple of leaves and I have yet to identify the culprit, but the damage is very minimal and I'm hoping it was a one-time issue, since everything I've read says the rugosas absolutely hate being sprayed with anything. I can see why this is a good rose for the beach because the canes are super strong against wind. I have a feeling this is a rose you could put pretty much anywhere and it would find a way to survive. Can't wait to see it start blooming in the next month or so! Very happy I decided to try this one out for my very shady little garden :)

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