Monday, May 11, 2009

Does anyone know the type of rose grown around ocean homes, atleast in the northeast?

They have large rose hips and are very fragrant. Usually a deep pink but I've seen other shades as well. Also, why do I not see them away from the ocean? I'd love to add one our two to my rose garden if possible.

Does anyone know the type of rose grown around ocean homes, atleast in the northeast?
Rosa Rugosa: These hardy roses, also known as the Beach Rose, can be seen growing along roads and in sand dunes with high winds and salt spray. Introduced into the West from Japan and western Asia around 1796 and brought to America in the nineteeth centry. Rugosas are low maintenance, disease free and bear fragrant long lasting blooms. Their hips add a distinct beauty to the garden and are a good source of vitamin C. The foliage has a crinkled look that will show off colorful fall colors.

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Rugosa roses are very drought and salt tolerant because Rugosas evolved along ocean shorelines where they were exposed to sandy, dry soil and salt spray. This tolerance is great for those who want to place a hedge of roses next to a road that gets salted in the winter.

This site illustrates the many different types of Rugosas.

I've grown several types of Rugosas %26amp; really like the double-flowered "Thérèse Bugnet" shown here :

More people would grow Rugosas if they knew that deer stay away from them %26amp; the rose hips contain more vitamin C than oranges! :)

Good luck! Hope this is helpful.
Reply:In the spring, I found the bare root "Thérèse Bugnet" at both WalMart %26amp; the Tractor Supply store for less than $5. Many Rugosas grow to 6 ft, but Theresa B. doesn't grow bigger than 5ft %26amp; blooms all summer. Thanks for letting me know this was helpful :) Report It

Reply:Rosa Rugosa. Rugosa Rose. You may find a "wild rose" type that will grow in the DC area, not quite as prickly, but just as pink. "Nearly Wild" was a rugosa I planted in Maine this summer. They like dry, sandy soils and don't do well in the heat, and like sunny and windy places. I've seen some similar looking ones in highway borders around N.Va.
Reply:I believe these are wild roses and tolerate the winds, saltwater and hot sun. You would probably have to dig one up or get it's seed. I don't think this is something you can get at a nursery.
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