Purple Pavement Rose (Rosa rugosa ‘Purple Pavement’)

Purple Pavement Rose

People rave about the fragrant, ruffled blooms of Purple Pavement Rose (Rosa rugosa ‘Purple Pavement’) for its beauty, value, and ability to tolerate cold, salt, heat, and beginning gardeners! It is one of the most well-behaved Rugosas, growing into a naturally compact, rounded shape perfect for modern lots.

Large, showy semi-double purple-red blooms make a huge visual impact, especially with their contrasting yellow stamens. Each bloom features ruffled petals for a soft, engaging appearance. Filling out with dark green, quilted, leathery foliage that burnishes to maroon and gold in fall.

The flowers repeat from spring through fall, then develop into marvelous bright red rose hips, rich in Vitamin C for a welcome autumnal display! This reliable landscape shrub is extremely cold-hardy and grows quickly to achieve a fuller appearance. And when we talk about cold resistance, we mean it! These Rugosa Rose Bushes are hardy down to USDA growing zones 2 through 7.

Planting and Application:

Rosa Rugosa Purple Pavement Rose makes an excellent hedge to define your space without muss or fuss. Space them 30 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next for a mass planting or solid hedge! Stagger additional rows behind the first in a zigzagging planting pattern. They also have the impenetrable thorns of the family that keep unwanted visitors out of your garden!

Rugosa Roses have thorns along their stems and make great barrier plantings. Mass them at the corner of your front lawn to deter people from cutting across your property. You’ll create a brilliant mass planting to entice butterflies to previously bare ground.

This durable selection will stay nice and tight for a perfect fit underneath windows. Modernize your foundation planting with their splashy style! These radiant blooms are fragrant and look great in cut flower bouquets!

Because Purple Pavement Rose develops red hips, it should be considered for wildlife-friendly landscapes. Harvest yours for homemade Rose Hip jelly, dry them for tea, or leave them for the songbirds to enjoy after a few freeze/thaw cycles.

  • Deep Saturated Violet Purple Blooms
  • Glossy Serrated Dark Green Leaves
  • Mid-Sized Easy-Going Shrub Roses
  • Wildlife, Pollinator Heaven & Colorful Edible Rose Hips
  • Hedges, Borders, Backdrops, Cut Flowers & Mass Plantings

Tips for Care:

Rugosa Roses love the full sun and bloom best in at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Thriving in about any kind of well-drained soil, Rugosa also tolerates a wide range of soil types and moisture conditions but does its very best in regular moisture and enriched soil locations. Provide a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold in moisture and insulate the root system.

Provide Roses with consistent, regular amounts of water until established and during dry weather. Apply high-quality Rose food, following the directions on the label. Use Nature Hills Root Booster during planting according to the directions.

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Moderate Regular Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Any Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Fast Growing
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Winter Hardy & Disease Resistant

With gorgeous highly-saturated blooms and incredible hardy resilience, the Purple Pavement Rugosa Rose will delight you and your landscape for years to come with its fragrant, easy-going nature!

Purple Pavement Rose (Rosa rugosa ‘Purple Pavement’) Details

Common name Purple Pavement Rose
Botanical name Rosa rugosa 'Purple Pavement'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 2-7
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 6 ft.
Width 3 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Violet Purple