Common Wild Rose

(Rosa virginiana)

The lustrous, dark green foliage of this deciduous, upright shrub transforms to orange, red and yellow in fall. The woody, suckering stems have many hooked prickles. The blooms are followed by red hips. The fast growers look beautiful as a part of coastal or cottage gardens and wildflower meadows.

  • USDA Zone
    3-8
    Height
    4’-6’
    Width
    6’-8’
  • Light
    Full sun to partial shade
    Soil
    Well-drained, yet moist

Flower

  • Size
    2”-3”
    Blooming Season
    Later spring-early summer
    Fragrance
    Mild
  • Colors:
    Pink

Care

Watering
Pruning
Fertilization

Water regularly to keep the soil moist but do not make it soggy.

Spent blooms and dead and diseased parts of the plant can be removed by pruning in late winter, helping in shaping the plant.

Application of a balanced fertilizer in late winter or early spring improves flowering. Mulch in late winter.

  • Pairs Well With
    Lupins, parsley, alliums, mignonette.

Cold Hardiness: Through zone 3

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by | Updated : September 26, 2020

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