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Rosa setigera (Prairie Rose)

Climbing Prairie Rose, Climbing Rose, Prairie Rose


Rosa setigera (Prairie Rose) is a deciduous shrub or woody vine with long climbing branches covered with lustrous, dark green, compound leaves that warms up to deep red and purple in the fall. The branches are studded with short, stout, and slightly curved prickles. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of mildly fragrant, 5-petaled, pale pink to rosy pink flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), are on display. They are adorned with a showy bouquet of golden stamens and tend to fade to white as they age, creating a beautiful bi-color effect. Borne in small clusters, they bloom for about a month. They are followed by bright red rose hips that are relished by hungry birds. Prairie Rose is a lovely addition to a wildlife garden and is useful in a location where it can freely ramble or climb.

  • Grows up to 6-12 ft. tall (180-360 cm) and 8-10 ft. wide (240-300 cm). Prairie Rose reproduces by seed or suckering of the stems.
  • Best grown in full sun in evenly moist or mesic, well-drained soils. Tolerates part shade, but best flower production and disease resistance usually occur in full sun. Provide summer mulch to retain moisture and keep roots cool. Dislikes wet conditions with standing water or droughty conditions.
  • Perfect for cottage gardens, wildflower meadows, native plant gardens, or as an informal hedge.
  • This rose species has better natural disease resistance than most of the hybrid roses. Keep an eye out for aphids, beetles, borers, scale, thrips, rose midges, leafhoppers and spider mites.
  • Attractive to pollinating insects, butterflies and birds
  • Prune in late winter to early spring.
  • Propagate by cutting, seed, grafting/budding.
  • Native to eastern and central North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Rambling Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
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 5 – 8
Plant Type Climbers, Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Rambling Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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