Wild Spice (Rosa JACruwhi 'Wild Spice')-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Wild Spice
Rosa JACruwhi 'Wild Spice'

Compact hybrid Rugosa rose that has extremely clean foliage. Large, single white flowers 4 inches wide (petal count 5-8) with yellow centers. Strong fragrance and blooms through the fall. Excellent as a hedge in difficult sites. Orange-red fruit 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
3-4 Feet (Width 3 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:

Excellent disease resistance to black spot and mildew. Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge. 
Additional Notes
Excellent as a hedge or foundation planting.


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