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Rosa arkansana (Arkansas Rose)

Prairie Rose, Arkansas Rose


Cold hardy and drought tolerant, Rosa arkansana (Arkansas Rose) is an upright, deciduous, suckering shrub with attractive, serrated, dark-green foliage that warms up to fire orange-red in the fall. In summer, a profusion of fragrant, single, white to deep pink flowers appear in small clusters on densely prickly stems. They are followed by abundant, bright red rose hips that persist into the fall and winter. Birds and wildlife will feast on them. Resistant to drought and fire, Arkansas Rose spreads by rhizomes to form a low open prickly thicket. Perfect for water-wise prairie or meadow plantings.

  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall and wide (60-120 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun or part shade, in well-drained soils. Tolerant of poor soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect for cottage gardens, wildflower meadows.
  • Attractive to pollinating insects, butterflies and birds
  • Resents transplanting. Make sure you pick the right spot for it.
  • Propagate by seed or cuttings.
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Massachusetts, New York, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Southeast, Arkansas, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Massachusetts, New York, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Southeast, Arkansas, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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