Fru Dagmar Hastrup

Plant Type: spreading shrub
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9
Flower Color: pink
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: drought tolerant

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies This tough shrub rose has a great deal to offer and asks little in return. It originated as a seedling of Rosa rugosa, which is one of the hardiest of all roses. ‘Fru Dagmar Hastrup’ was discovered and named by Mr. Hastrup in Denmark in about 1914. Its color is notable – clear silver-pink – rather than the purplish red of most Rugosa roses. Very fragrant flowers are produced from May until frost, the earlier ones have ripened into rich, crimson tomato-shaped hips while the last flowers are still appearing. This coincides with the brilliant foliage – a mix of gold, russet and sage-green — making quite a show. Due to its colonizing habit is useful for stabilizing banks, and it’s very prickly stems make it a good barrier plant. It can be sheared into a low hedge. Its thick, dark green, deeply veined leaves are somewhat deer resistant. Bees and butterflies like the flowers, which can also be used in arrangements. The hips are enjoyed by wild birds and can be made into tea or jelly.

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