Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Father Hugo Rose

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Rosa hugonis Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Rose
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 6-9'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates poor dry soils. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    Single yellow flowers in late May and fine textured foliage on arching branches. The red fruits are infrequent in the Midwest. Widely regarded the best yellow shrub rose.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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