Rosa rugosa 'Mary Magdalene'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by Jonathan Need, copyright GAP Photos (105468)

Plant details

A recent introduction from 1999, it combines the best qualities of the Old Roses with the vigour of the new. The clusters of delicate, pale pink flowers are always excellent in a pastel scheme, where they fade to white, and they have a gentle, distinctive scent. The new spring leaves have an attractive red edge. Weeding around the base of the stems isn't a problem because there are very few prickles. Growth is dense, bushy and spreading. The rose is named after the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Albrighton.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Species: rugosa

Cultivar: Mary Magdalene

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to prune: February to March

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