'Dart's Dash' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Dart's Dash' rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash') ROE-sah roo-GO-sah Genus: Rosa Though not very well known, 'Dart's Dash' is one of the best of the crimson double rugosa roses. 'Dart's Dash' has large blossoms with the spicy scent typical of rugosas and when blooming is done, the plant puts forth a marvelous display of showy hips. It establishes itself quickly and is a fine choice for a low hedge. -Suzanne Verrier, No muss, no fuss rugosa roses, Fine Gardening issue #121 Noteworthy Characteristics: Rugosa roses are listed as an invasive plant in some areas, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington. Care: Provide full sun, good air circulation, and fertile, well-drained soil. Top-dress with compost after planting and every subsequent spring and fall. Propagation: Dig up suckers in fall and, with a sharp spade, cut the root that connects the sucker to the shrub as close to the mother plant as possible. Leave the sucker in place in the ground until early spring, by which time it will have developed its own root system. Transplant it to a more desirable location. Problems: Japanese beetles, rose stem girdler, deer Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Flowers, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer Flower Color Pink Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Wasagaming' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Wasagaming' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Polar Ice' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Polar Ice' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Foxi' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Foxi' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rosa rugosa 'Henry Hudson' View the discussion thread.