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Rosa rugosa Seaside Swirl™ Red

This breakthrough color is a first in rugosa roses. Deep red flowers cover the plant in early summer and give way to orange fruits and a super tough plant that any gardener can grow.

Rugosa Roses are known for their incredible hardiness and can be relied upon to provide color and interest in harsh landscapes where dry soils, strong winds, and salt spray prevails. In late spring captivating flowers pull you in with their musky aroma and continue to bloom in profusion through summer. As the flowers fade, orange-red hips form, adding yet another element of surprise. Extremely disease resistant – especially when grown in full sun - these Roses will keep pollinators busy, attracting insects, butterflies, and birds through their long season of flower.

Tough and easy to care for, Seaside Swirl™ Roses make the perfect addition to cottage gardens, coastal roadways, and slopes.

Lipstick-red flowers on a tougher than tough Rose, Seaside Swirl™ Red makes a great, easy-care option for challenging growing conditions. A compact variety,  with dark-green, crinkled leaves that serve as a backdrop for its single red flowers. Tolerant of sea spray and road salt, its intense fragrance, and beautiful flowers are just a few of the wonderful traits that make this variety a must. In late summer, large, red-orange hips follow the flowers, just about the time leaves turn brilliant yellow.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Seaside Swirl™ Red rugosa rose
  • Botanical Name

    Rosa rugosa 'Ruirj0110A' PP 34748
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

    Mid spring to fall
  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Mid spring to fall
  • Size

    3' tall by 3' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average to sandy garden soil
  • Moisture

    Drought tolerant
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, cutting gardens, foundations, hedges, mass plantings
  • Pruning

    Rugosa roses can be cut back hard to keep them small and bushy, but since these are dwarf selections, they should not need much. Prune them in early sprin.

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