Sitka (Rugosa) Rose
We’ve overwintered these beauties for several years in our greenhouses. Cultivated from a line of wild roses that evolved on sea cliffs overlooking tempestuous seas, these tough flowers can be seen throughout Southeast and, while not originally native to our region, it is commonly known as the Sitka Rose. These bright white examples send out runners underground which then rise straight up from the soil in thickly thorned stalks. Harvest rose hips from these after the flowers fade and dry them for delicious teas.