Henry Hudson (Rosa rugosa 'Henry Hudson')-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Henry Hudson
Rosa rugosa 'Henry Hudson'

Hybrid Rugosa rose with a compact habit and very dark green foliage. Flowers are white, semi-double, 3 inch wide (petal count 17-25). Flowers have clove fragrance. During cool weather, flowers are tinted with pink.  
Full sun, well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing one-third of the oldest canes to the soil line as needed to keep the shrub open and new canes in production. Prune the stem back to a branch angle (a process called heading back) as needed to reduce height and width. 
Mature Height
2-4 Feet (width 2 feet - 4 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - September
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Extreme resistance to blackspot, mildew and rust.  Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge. 


Additional Notes
Nice compact rugosa with extreme disease resistance and winter hardiness.  Member of the Canadian Explorer rose series.


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