Rosa ‘Scabrosa’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Rugosa Hybrid


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




Old Rose.

The Rosa rugosa is native to Japan and western Asia; and the form ‘Scabrosa’, present in the gardens, is very similar to the botanical species.

It is notable for its single corolla, with 5 perfumed petals, mauve red with silvery reflexes, and the prominent golden stamens.

The big red fruits look like small tomatoes, and are very ornamental.


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