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

Large hybrid Rugosa. Flowers are medium red, 3 inches wide, double (petal count 17-25) with an intense clove fragrance. Recurrent blooming. Sets a heavy crop of large scarlet fruit that are very meaty and considered the best for rose hip delicacies. Foliage turns orange-red in fall.  
Full sun, well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing about one-third of the oldest canes to the soil line in the spring 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 width and height. 
Mature Height
5-7 Feet (Width 4 feet - 7 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 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:

Extremely resistant to black spot, and mildew. Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge.
Additional Notes
Extemely winter hardy and considered an excellent Rugosa for the garden.


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