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Rosa glauca (syn. rubrifolia)


This rose is as tough as nails and the best rose of all for folial impact. The leaves are violet- and blue-tinged against which the small starry, pink and white blossoms make a striking contrast. Small, rounded dark red rose hips follow the flowers and remain on the shrub through winter and well into the following spring. Gary’s second favourite rose, after R. chinensis ‘Mutabilis’, and a must-have for any garden. Tolerant of shade but has deeper foliage colour in full sun.

Common Name: Redleaf Rose

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountainous terrain of southern Europe.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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