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Different Kinds of Roses

Directory of Roses

Wild Spice
Rosa JACruwhi 'Wild Spice'

Quick Profile

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


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.


Excellent as a hedge or foundation planting.

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