Once known as Rosa rubrifolia … the flowers only appear for about a week but the hips at the end of the year are enormous.
R. glauca is a species rose, which is to say that the variety is unchanged from its original form in the wild. It is native to Europe and thrives in mountainous regions and in climates as frigid as Zone 2
We had a couple of lat April cold nights with snow this spring just as the Magnolias were flowering and expected the worst. But surprisingly our trees at least came through … last year we had no flowers on this tree as the squirrels ate all the buds so having flowers in 2021 was important.
Yesterday there were the very first signs of Sanguinaria shoots pushing up through the cold earth. Today there are extensive clumps of green “fingers” and the first evidence of folded flowers. Almost there.