Rosa Belle Poitevine
Scientific Name: Rosa rugosa ‘Belle Poitevine’
Parent: Rosa rugosa
Plant Size: 3-4′
Bloom Color: Pink
Requires a neutral to acid soil, otherwise very adaptable. Full sun.
Double pink flowers. A hybrid cultivar with foliage that is not as heavy and glossy as R. rugosa and non-showy hips.
Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.
Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.