Unknown Rose Variety Query

by Karen Sloan
(Haliburton, Ontario, Canada)


QUESTION:
Hello Annelie,

Recently, my family visited Sault Ste. Marie, (we're from Haliburton, Ontario), and we stayed at the Delta hotel for a couple of nights right along the waterfront.

I'm actually a gardener, but no rose expert by any means, and I took a photo of a rose that was along the walking path, very close to the hotel, but towards the locks but haven't a clue as to it's name. Is there any way you could help me out with that? I've attached a photo for you.


Thanks very much in advance! I've really enjoyed visiting your website.

Cheers,
Karen
Wall Flower Studio

ANSWER:
Hi Karen,
Thanks to your excellent photo I was able to identify that rose as a Rugosa rose.
They have bright green, crinkly leaves, unlike other roses which have smooth leaves.
Rugosas are fabulous no fuss roses with very fragrant flowers.
They are never bothered with fungus diseases such as blackspot and powdery mildew.
Rugosas are also extremely cold hardy and produce large red-orange hips in late fall and winter.
These roses are perfect for cold climate zones, and seaside salty areas.
If you click on my link above there is a list of Rugosa plants to buy. The online nursery will ship for fall planting.
Happy Day,
... Annelie

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