• Rosa virginiana


    "Virginia Rose is a woody perennial suckering shrub in the rose family native to eastern North America and grows 4-6 feet tall. It is the best of the native roses to grow in the garden. It has pink open flowers in June to Aug. and the stems have numerous hooked prickles. It likes full sun, is easy to transplant, and prefers well-drained acidic soils but is adaptable. It is also salt and punning tolerant. The fall color is lovely.

    "Grow this rose instead of the non-native varieties to provide food for the wildlife from the flowers to the rose hips and beauty in your landscape." (North Carolina Extension)

    North Carolina Extension:   Rosa Virginiana (Common Wild Rose, Prairie Rose, Virginia Rose) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rosa-virginiana/. Accessed 10 Feb. 2022.

    Type: Shrub Hardiness range: 3A - 9B Height: 24" to 4' / 60cm to 1.20m Spread: 36" to 5' / 90cm to 1.60m Growth rate: Fast Exposure: Full sun Persistence: Deciduous, broadleaf Bloom color: Pink Bloom season: Summer Bloom attributes: Attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers Leaf color: Green Fruit color: Red Water requirements: Dry to moist Soil type: Sandy, clay, loamy Form: Spreading or horizontal, upright or erect Landscape uses: Border, foundation, hedge, specimen Attributes and features: Attracts birds, native to North America, invasive

    Information and images compiled by Erik N. Vegeto

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