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Old 04-30-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I used to live on Cape Cod and rugosa rose bushes grew wild everywhere. You'd see it a lot near the beach. Now I live in NYC but I have a small backyard. Is it possible to grow rugosa rose in a non-sandy environment? Also, how much sun does it need? My backyard gets sun only 1/2 the day.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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I've never grown any but I've heard they're easy.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I live in Me, grew up in MA. I have seen Rugosa roses naturalized to nearly any kind of soil around here as long as they have adequate drainage and plenty of sun. the standard is usually loamy, sandy soil and about 5 hours of sun. Oh and adequate moisture. Winter protection from high winds is also key.
Actually I've been on the hunt for a yellow Rugosa to replace one I lost to 2008's rough winter.

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Old 04-30-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I've grown them in the clay soil of Ohio (with amending of course!).
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:53 AM
 
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If I take the clipping from one, will it grow, or do I need the actual root?
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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I have rooted cuttings before, just by keeping them in water until they sprout root nodes. It does seem to take a long time with roses. I haven't had any luck with commercial dry rooting mediums.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Is it safe to weed a rosa rugosa hedge with roundup before the roses leaf out?
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