One of the best scents comes from the rugosa rose
'Roserai de l'Hay' - this is great even on poor soil and makes an excellent fragrant hedge.
By the house, the entrance to the oval-shaped garden is at its center, marked by a broad swath of rugosa rose
. Striking elements include an older hydrangea as well as wisteria and Japanese cut-leaf maple planted in the 1870s.
Other thorny species that could be used to make living fences are pyracanthas, jujube, hollies, black locust (also fixes nitrogen), honey locust (which has high-protein seeds and pods for livestock and people), prickly ash and rugosa rose
(which has vitamin C-rich fruits, or "hips").
The saw is handy for tearing through fibrous, difficult stems like rugosa rose
canes and honeysuckle vines, which don't always cut cleanly with a pruning tool.
Think Rugosa Rose
Hips, 'Black Pearl' ornamental peppers, flat saucers of Achillea, cocoa-colored cones of Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta), bluegreen poppy pods, and the seedpods of Lovein-a-puff (Cardiospermum halicacabum) and Love-in-the-mist (Nigella damascena).
arkansana has been intensively hybridized to produce the Parkland series of hardy shrub roses such as 'Morden Centennial' and 'Cuthbert Grant.' Rugosa rose
'Topaz Jewel' is the first reblooming yellow rugosa rose
. It is a relatively new cultivar, introduced by Ralph Moore in 1987.
Helen, according to my reputable catalog sources, the JFK is a "white, 3-foot-tall hybrid tea." As you may, or may not, know hybrid teas are grafted onto sturdier root stock like a Rugosa rose
or something similar.
POPULAR: Rosa William Lobb, above and the robust rugosa rose
IT'S SERVED: A rugosa rose
bush, above - natures's food store for the birds.
NATURAL FEAST A rugosa rose
, which will help act as a foodstore for birds over the winter.
THESE SHRUBS ROOT QUICKLY: Beautyberry, beauty bush, bluebeard, butterfly bush, crape myrtle, daphne, deciduous azalea, elderberry, enkianthus, flowering quince, forsythia, hydrangea, lilac, mock orange, redtwig dogwood, rugosa rose
, serviceberry, smoke tree, viburnum, weigela