An incredibly hardy rugosa variety. The Hansa rose is vigorous, upright, and is a suckering shrub. The roses that are produced are highly fragrant and are large sized, where the color of the roses are a pinkish-purple color and blossom as double blossoms. The foliage is disease resistant, a dark-green color, and will turn an orange-hue in the Fall. In the Fall the blooms give way to ornamental large red rose hips, which will attract birds and butterflies. Aside from its beautiful roses it also makes an excellent hedge.