Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' Photo/Illustration: Beth Powine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose (Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup') ROE-sah Synonyms: R. 'Fru Dagmar Hartropp' Genus: Rosa This choice rose has single, gently cupped light-pink flowers that exude an intense, clove-scented perfume. It blooms in spring and sporadically throughout the season, and produces red hips. In autumn, the foliage turns deep maroon, which changes to yellow tinged with coppery highlights. It grows to 3 to 4 feet high and wide. Noteworthy Characteristics: Rugosa roses have thorny branches and attractive, distinctively wrinkled leaves. (The species takes its name from the Latin word rugosus, meaning "full of wrinkles".) They grow well in mixed borders, hedges, and as specimens, and are tolerant of harsh conditions, including salt spray, wind, and poor soil. Care: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. In late winter or early spring, prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. Problems: Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Pink Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Waterside Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Charles Albanel' 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 'Dart's Dash' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash' View the discussion thread.