'Foxi' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Foxi' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Foxi' rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa 'Foxi') ROE-sah roo-GO-sah Synonyms: Rosa 'Foxi Pavement' Genus: Rosa Large, open, semi-double pink flowers with yellow stamens and an intoxicating scent make 'Foxi' an outstanding rugosa rose. The relatively small height of the shrub makes the blossoms appear larger. This is a relatively new rugosa rose. -Suzanne Verrier, No muss, no fuss rugosa roses, Fine Gardening issue #121 Noteworthy Characteristics: Very fragrant flowers; showy hips; cold hardy. 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 Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Hedge, Screening Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa rugosa 'Foxi' 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 'Dart's Dash' rugosa rose 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 Rosa rugosa 'Henry Hudson' View the discussion thread.