Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
ROSA 'Grootendorst Pink'
Grootendorst Pink Hybrid Rugosa Rose, Hybrid Rugosa Rose
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.
10 - 1
4 - 8
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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