Rosa lucieae is a shrub.
Adrien RenĂ© Franchet and Alphonse TrĂ©meau de Rochebrune already described Rosa lucieae but the name was validly published by FranĂ§ois CrĂ©pin.
The comparatively fast-growing and short-lived shrubs have a prostrate habit and reach heights of 3 to 5 metres. They spread slowly, the main growing season is in spring and summer.
Wood and Bark
Rosa lucieae is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The obovate leaflets are serrulate and petiolate. The foliage is dense in summer and porous in winter.
Flowers and Fruits
Rosa lucieae produces corymbs of showy, white five-stellate flowers from April to July.
In autumn the shrubs produce purple hips that are persistent on the plant.
The plants produce stolons which give rise to vegetative spread.
Rosa lucieae is native to East China, Korea and Japan.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. They prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 4,8 and 7. The plants need a soil depth of at least 41 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7) and need a frost-free period of at least 20 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: soil salinity, anaerobic soil
- medium: drought, calcareous soil
The ornamental value of Rosa lucieae lies especially in its fragrance. The recommended planting distance is 90 to 240 centimetres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing. The seeds require vernalization.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GĂ¶tz, Nils BĂ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groĂe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.