Rose of the Month ~ August
This month's rose is Robusta. I was able to see it at Penny's
last year and Darlene's this year, and it definitely showed
itself to be hardy, disease resistant and quite a bloomer.
But watch out for those thorns! Which, if you're creating
a hedge for privacy might be a plus. Anyway, the bush is very
vigorous and the blooms were lovely.
Robusta is a Hybrid Rugosa medium-red shrub bred by Kordes
and introduced in 1979. It earned a whopping 9.5 rating from
the ARS. It's a single, boasting 5 crimson red petals with
yellow stamens and the blooms are large with a moderate fragrance.
It's hardy to Zone 3 and is happier in the cooler climates.
It generally grows 5-7' high and 3-4' wide. Take a look at
photos from Penny and Darlene's gardens and rate this month's
(click on any image to see larger version)
Unfortunately this service was temporarily
disabled so we have no rating for this rose.
2002 Rose - Climbing Westerland
Rose - William Baffin
March 2002 Rose
Rose - Country Dancer
May 2002 - Kazanlik
June 2002 - Jeanne
July 2002 - Moonstone