Class: Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora) Species
Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m) 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 °C (-50 °F) USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 °C (-45 °F) USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Bloom Color: White (w) Medium pink (mp)
Bloom Shape: Single
Flower Fragrance: No fragrance
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Habit: Shrub Trained to climb
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Resistant to black spot Resistant to mildew Resistant to rust
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; stratify if sowing indoors Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked By grafting By budding
On May 31, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:
I am growing this in a partly shaded, sporadically watered area. It has grown very fast, 10 feet in 2 years. It doesnt seem to need fertilizer. No black spot. The leaves are a beautiful color, with soft gradations from red to blue. It looks sensational growing next to a golden cultivar of red flowering current.
It has single pink rose flowers in the summer, and nice reddish hips, but the reason to grow it is for foliage. I see it doing well around Seattle in either sun or shade. It does need a lot of room.
On May 29, 2006, handgathered from Deerfield, IL wrote:
Chicago area. Rosa Glauca grows by self seeding in my garden. I have seedlings so far from last summer. Can anyone who has seen this or has knowledge of this, please contact me? I am interested in hearing if this becomes an option for viable plants.
In the meantime, I shall baby my babies and hope for the best!
On Nov 13, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées France (Zone 8a) wrote:
This rose is useful for it's unusual glaucus purple stems and foliage. The flowers are rather inconspicuous, but nevertheless charming. They are small, single and a mauve-pink.
The plant glows in the autumn with oval red hips.
The leaves and hips are much used by flower arrangers.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Juneau, Alaska Palmer, Alaska Edgewater, Colorado Steamboat Springs, Colorado Stamford, Connecticut Madison, Illinois Washington, Illinois Lake, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota St Paul, Minnesota Saint Louis, Missouri Sparks, Nevada Eldorado At Santa Fe, New Mexico Panama, New York Pembina, North Dakota Columbus, Ohio Chiloquin, Oregon (2 reports) Laflin, Pennsylvania Lexington, Virginia Ridgefield, Washington Seattle, Washington Spokane, Washington Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin