These were much more successful in thriving in these harsh conditions than the white and yellow roses ('Blanc Double de Coubert', 'Topaz' and 'Agnes') by the road closer to the water. Relented on my yellow & white only color scheme and trying some 'Polaris' there too. They are completely unfazed by the salt, snow, wind.
Fine Gardening Magazine says "'Polar Ice' is one of the most vigorous and densely growing rugosa roses and features clusters of double, slightly nodding flowers. Green buds open to creamy white blooms with pink petals and deeper pink centers. The flowers smell lightly of baby powder, and the new lime green foliage smells like strawberries and sweet grass. In autumn, the foliage turns bright yellow." -Suzanne Verrier, No muss, no fuss rugosa roses, Fine Gardening issue #121
Read more: http://www.finegardening.com/polar-ice-rugosa-rose-rosa-rugosa-polar-ice#ixzz4BPyu2q85
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