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Rugosa Rose

Rosa rugosa Planning the multi-season garden, an unusual choice is rugosa rose, with leaves puckered like seersucker, summer flower show, fall color and, to top it off, red rose hips into winter. Their hips (seed capsules) are substantial enough to stand out in the landscape. Like all roses, look...

Drift Rose 'Pink Drift'

Drift Rose 'Pink Drift'
Rose x ‘Meijocos’ (Pink Drift) Roses once had a rep as so fussy, needy, and high maintenance, gardeners left them out of their landscapes. New roses have come a long way, however--and not just the “Knock-Out” shrub roses. ‘Drift’ and ‘Carpet’ roses also flower repeatedly throughout the growing...

Rose of Sharon ‘Helene’

Hibiscu s syriacus ‘Helene’ P hoto by Ellen Nibali Rose of Sharon has been beloved for centuries for its prolific bloom during summer doldrums when most flowering shrubs grind to a halt. However, due to nuisance seedlings, it was banished from many gardens. Thanks to the U.S. National Arboretum, we...
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