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ROSA 'Grootendorst Pink'

Image of Rosa 'Grootendorst Pink'

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Grootendorst Pink'

Plant Common Name

Grootendorst Pink Hybrid Rugosa Rose, Hybrid Rugosa Rose

General Description

The charm of this rose comes from the serrated edges to the petals that look as though they'd been cut with pinking shears. It is an antique variety introduced in 1923, that originated as a sport of red flowered Dutch variety, 'F.J. Grootendorst'. This cold hardy rose has Rosa rugosa lineage, which explains its everblooming and tough nature .

This bushy shrub has thick, dark green leaves and strong canes ideal for cutting. In summer, and sometimes fall, this rose produces fully double pink flowers held in large clusters at the stem tips. They have no fragrance but appear in profusion, especially with they first bloom. The fruit is a berry-like hip, which provides food to wildlife.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks.

Such a heavy bloomer is a guaranteed heavy feeder. This rose will require a rigorous fertilization schedule and deep watering to produce these massive flowers. It is ideal for any bed, border or cutting garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Arching/Fountain-shaped

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No