White Rugosa Rose Rosa rugosa Alba

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Botanical Name:

Rosa rugosa Alba

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Rosa

Species:

rugosa

Cultivar:

Alba

Common Name:

White Rugosa Rose

Height:
6 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
2

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  • Rosa rugosa Alba

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 -120 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Rosa rugosa ( rugosa rose , Japanese rose , or Ramanas rose ) is a species of rose native to eastern Asia , in northeastern China , Japan , Korea and southeastern Siberia , where it grows on the coast , often on sand dunes . more...
* The leaves are used in the treatment of fevers. The flowers act on the spleen and liver, promoting blood circulation. They are used internally in the treatment of poor appetite and digestion, and menstrual complaints arising from constrained liver energy. The root is used in the treatment of coughs. The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds. It is also a fairly good source of essential fatty acids, which is fairly unusual for a fruit. It is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers. more...
Comments:
A white-flowered form that makes a strong bush; big, shiny, orange-red hips contrast nicely with the late flowers
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov