In the spring of 2009, I purchased two rugosa rose bushes. Our county USDA office offered them along with other kinds of trees and bushes during their yearly tree sale. I am so glad that I got them. One of them has grown slowly while the other has grown profusely. These type of rose bushes are a hedge variety, I think.They have a deeply textured leaf and softer thorns. The fragrance of the blossoms is very, very fragrant. These bushes survived their first North Dakota winter with minus 35F temps. This summer they are confronted with a huge grasshopper problem. Hopefully, spraying them will solve that problem.