Therese Bugnet Rose
Therese Bugnet Rose
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Rosa 'Therese Bugnet'

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  Sun

Hardiness Zone:  2


Considered by many to be the very hardiest garden rose, this imposing specimen is smothered in fragrant double pink flowers in early summer and repeating; a vigorous plant with an upright habit, resistant to disease; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Therese Bugnet Rose features showy fragrant pink flowers with lavender overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny cherry red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Therese Bugnet Rose is a 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Therese Bugnet Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Therese Bugnet Rose will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 20 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. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.