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A SE Asian rose with dark green wrinkled leaves and deep pink flowers, widely used as a hedging plant.
- ‘Bourbons, damasks, albas, gallicas, mosses and rugosas are all likely groups of roses to choose from for fragrance - the difficulty is narrowing down the candidates.’
- ‘Of those roses classes observed, hybrid teas, grandifloras, hybrid perpetuals, teas and chinas appear to be most affected, while floribundas, rugosas and polyanthas appear to be least affected.’
- ‘Flowers are commonly in the white or purple-red range, but there are three yellow-flowered rugosas too.’
- ‘Not ideal conditions for most roses, but rugosas grow very well for her.’
- ‘Dense shrubbery can provide shelter, as can brush piles, thickets of rugosa roses, or tall evergreen trees such as coast live oak, deodar cedar, or redwood.’
- ‘Some, like the rugosas, object to sprays and pampering almost more than they object to pests and diseases.’
- ‘Typically, their foliage is a dark and glossy green unmarked by black spot or mildew, for rugosas are among the most disease resistant of all roses.’
- ‘With two-thirds of an acre to tend, I stopped growing high-maintenance hybrid teas and turned to rugosas and hybrid musks - they're much easier and very satisfying alternatives.’
- ‘Small box balls punctuate the beds, interplanted with old-fashioned rugosa roses, irises and silver-leaved pinks.’
- ‘Golden hops put on a wonderful fruiting display and as the last flowers begin to fade on the rugosa roses they are replaced by brilliant red hips.’
- ‘In 1926, he released the Sarah van Fleet rose, which remains one of the most reliable rugosa roses for the South.’
- ‘We encourage our rugosa roses to spread prolifically, with new shoots emerging in our dunes every summer, as they tend to cover bare spots of sand with a plethora of color.’
- ‘Dione is especially fond of the tough but gorgeous rugosa roses, such as Blanc Double de Coubert and Hansa, as well as Rosa glauca.’
- ‘This pink, fading with age to green, reminds me of my rugosa roses a bit.’
Late 19th century: feminine of Latin rugosus (see rugose), used as a specific epithet.
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