|'Belle Poitevine' is a rugosa hybrid semi-double rose that produces large, 3 inch, medium pink flowers with a purplish cast and cream-colored stamens. Blooms are flat and subtly fragrant. Medium green leaves with thorny canes. Limited, but large, orange to scarlet colored fruits. Fairly vigorous and can form nice hedge in warmer area.
In general, roses are a large group of flowering shrubs, most with showy flowers that are single-petalled to fully double petalled. Leaves are typically medium to dark green, glossy and ovate, with finely toothed edges. Vary in size from 1/2 inch to 6 inches, five petals to more than 30, and in nearly every color. Often the flowers are very fragrant.
Most varieties grow on long canes that sometimes climb. Unfortunately, this favorite plant is quite susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests, many of which can be controlled with good cultural practices.