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Rugosa Rose: "Frau Dagmar Hartopp"

All the years I've grown roses, I've somehow never noticed the rugosas at the nurseries! So when I saw one growing in front of a neighbor's home in our old neighborhood, with its super thorny canes, I was intrigued... Picking up this dwarf version, with quite the name - Frau Dagmar Hartopp (and nope, can't find anywhere online how it got this name!) - for our side yard has been a big hit - one of the first bloomers in this section and pretty as can be! With this rugosa shrub rose, you're supposed to avoid deadheading as the hips turn a beautiful red in the, talk about a low maintenance flower!

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~ Emma Goldman

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May 16

Love this rose, such a violent looking thing producing so much beauty

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