This Rugosa Rose Deserves Lots of Love

Discover why this long-lasting rugosa rose bloomer, also known as Lotty's Love rose, is sure to be a gorgeous garden winner.

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Lotty’s Love rose

This fragrant pink rose will capture your heart and draw attention to your garden. Breathe in the cinnamon scent from Lotty Love’s rose’s mauve blooms, which are semi-double and last throughout the summer. Bonus! This cold-tolerant rugosa rose does not require deadheading. And birds, bees and butterflies will love it, too.

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How to Grow Lotty’s Love Rose

  • Rosa rugosa ‘BOC Rogosnif’
  • Zones 3-10
  • Light needs: Full sun
  • Size: 3 1/2 feet tall and wide

This rose grows in Zones 3 to 10 and prefers to be in full sun. Despite roses’ reputation for being hard to grow, this variety will shine in your garden as a low-maintenance, large bloomer with ongoing beauty. Its pruning needs are minimal; each plant will grow around 3 1/2 feet tall and wide. Lotty’s Love rose can handle drought conditions once established, too. Before adding it to your landscape, make sure you check to make sure this plant is not invasive in your area.

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Rugosa rose hips in winter

Rugosa Rose Flowers

You won’t be the only one admiring your rose. You’ll see butterflies and bees stop by this fragrant flower, and birds nibble on the pink rose hips in the fall. Blooms are 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Next, check out more pretty shrubs with pink flowers.

Rugosa Rose Foliage

Lotty’s love rose’s foliage is deep green, glossy and resistant to most fungal diseases.

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Molly Jasinski
Molly Jasinski is an editor, writer and social media manager for Birds & Blooms. She’s been with the magazine since 2019 and with Trusted Media Brands since 2012. She brings more than 10 years of editorial experience to Birds & Blooms and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. In her role, Molly works closely with bird experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman and gardening expert Melinda Myers, in addition to the Birds & Blooms freelance writers. Molly was featured in a May 2023 episode of The Thing With Feathers birdwatching podcast. She's a member of the nonprofit Friends of Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, a popular location for birdwatching in southeastern Wisconsin. She goes out birding often and is still hoping to spot a tufted titmouse in the near future.