Hybrid Rugosa (HRg)
Hybrid Rugosa roses are a class of roses that were first developed by crossing the Rugosa rose with hybrid tea roses. They are known for their hardiness, disease resistance, and low maintenance needs. The plants typically grow to be around 4-6 feet tall and wide, with glossy green foliage and fragrant, brightly colored blooms.
The Rugosa rose parentage gives these hybrids a high level of disease resistance, making them ideal for gardeners who want to avoid using pesticides. They are also very hardy, tolerating extreme temperatures and poor soil conditions. Additionally, the fragrant flowers are often used in potpourris and other fragrant products.
Hybrid Rugosas were first developed in the early 20th century by European hybridizers such as Schaum and Lambert, with many popular varieties still available today. Some of the most popular cultivars of Hybrid Rugosa include ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’, ‘Hansa’, and ‘F. J. Grootendorst’. These roses have won several awards for their hardiness, fragrance, and beauty.