'Purple Pavement' rugosa rose

Rosa rugosa 'Purple Pavement'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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'Purple Pavement' rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa 'Purple Pavement')
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Synonyms:  R. rugosa 'Rotesmeer'
Genus:  Rosa
'Purple Pavement' has large, ruffled blossoms with a  purple-red color and strong fragrance. In the fall, the blossoms give way to large, handsome hips, and the foliage turns from green to shades of yellow and maroon. This shapely shrub with dependable repeat bloom it is especially good for a late display, when the hips appear alongside fall asters and other perennials with assertive autumn colors. -Suzanne Verrier, No muss, no fuss rugosa roses, Fine Gardening issue #121
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Large flowers and hips; good fall color. 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
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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