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Rugelda® Rose

Rosa 'KORruge'

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Rugelda Rose (Rosa 'KORruge') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Rugelda® Rose flowers

Rugelda® Rose flowers

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Rugelda Rose (Rosa 'KORruge') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Rugelda® Rose flowers

Rugelda® Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Group/Class:  Rugosa Hybrid Rose

Brand:  Kordes Roses


An unusual pavement rugosa, featuring yellow, fully double flowers tinged with pink, that are repeat-blooming; tall, upright habit with dark green glossy foliage; resistant to disease, makes a great specimen shrub; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Rugelda® Rose features showy lightly-scented yellow flowers with gold eyes and shell pink streaks at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The fruits are showy orange hips carried in abundance from early to late fall. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves turn scarlet in fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Rugelda® Rose is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering
  • Disease
  • Spiny

Rugelda® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Rugelda® Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features