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Rugosa rose 'Hansa'        

Rosa rugosa

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Hansa is a variety of Rugosa rose which is a member of the Rosa family. Its botanical name is Rosa rugosa 'Hansa'. Hansa is a heirloom variety. Blooms normally grow to 7.0 cm (2.73 inches imperial) in diameter and produce a clove scent scent, whilst showing as a colour very similar to   Red-violet and   Medium violet-red and   Red crimson. The mature flowers take a Double form, with an approximate petal count of 30. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Dark candy apple red and   Cadmium red. Leaves usually appear in   Dark green and   Dark spring green colour.

Fully double deep crimson violet flowers with strong sweet spicy perfume. Hips of rosy red
The leaves are a soft green crinkly and elongated compared to modern roses, the stems long and flexible
This rose is healthy and requires little special care. Useful in a hedge
Hansa is one of the first roses to flower and continues all through the summer.

Hansa grows as a Deciduous and is a Flower. Being deciduous, expect it to shed its leaves annually. Hansa is known for growing with a shrub-like habit to a height of approximately 1.82 metres (that's 5.92 feet in imperial). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Japan is believed to be where Hansa originates from.

Hansa Rugosa rose tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hansa have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hansa

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Responds well to pruning, makes good hedge rose. Prune in the dormant season.
Grows well in northern climates. and under difficult conditions, even when exposed to salt winds and spray. Hansa likes to grow in moist, well drained soil. In full sun.
Good on clay
Feed twice a year with blood fish and bone in early spring and mid summer
Leave spent flowers to grow into decorative hips in the late summer and autumn

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Hansa is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Hansa needs a soil ph of 5.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Hansa from seed

Not normally grown from seed but easily strike from semi ripe cuttings taken with a heel in the summer
Hansa will also strike from hard wood cuttings taken in late autumn. Root in a prepared trench in a shady part of the garden. This will take about a year, pot up individually

Transplanting Hansa

Bare root roses are established in the dormant season. Dig a hole large enough to take the roots and deep enough to cover the graft by about 5cm. Back fill with the dug out soil mixed with well rotted manure or blood fish and bone. Firm in and water well
Good as a hedge

Hansa is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Hansa

Leave the rose to grow decorative hips. These can be used to make rose hip jelly

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.

Hansa folklore & trivia

Holland 1905
Schaum and Van Tol

Other Names for Rugosa rose 'Hansa'

Old Fashioned Shrub Rose