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Different Kinds of Roses

Directory of Roses

Dart's Dash
Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash'

Quick Profile

Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Mature Height
3 - 4 Feet (Width 4 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - September


Compact Hybrid Rugosa rose with mauve flowers that are 3-4 inches wide, semi-double (petal count 9-16) and extremely fragrant. Dense, heavily wrinkled foliage turns orange in fall. Heavy orange-red fruit set in the fall. Very good as a hedge.


Full to light shade. Well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing one-third of the oldest canes 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.


Very good repeat bloomer, excellent winter hardiness and disease resistance. Will also tolerate light shade.

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