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Rosa virginiana (Virginia Rose)

Virginia Rose, Wild Rose, Prairie Rose, American Dwarf Wild Rose, Shining-Leaved Rose, Rosa lucida


Fast-growing and extremely cold hardy, Rosa virginiana (Virginia Rose) is an upright, deciduous, suckering shrub with attractive, dark-green foliage that warms up to fire orange-red in the fall. In summer, a profusion of fragrant, single, pale to bright pink flowers, 3 in. across (6 cm), are on display. They are followed by abundant, red, pumpkin-shaped fruits that persist for several months. They are often used to make jams and jellies - unless hungry birds happily feast on them. Tolerant to a wide range of soil types and undemanding, Virginia Rose is a lovely addition to a wildlife garden or seaside planting, thanks to its salt tolerance.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun or part shade, in well-drained soils. Tolerant of poor soils. For best flowering, apply a balanced fertilizer and mulch in late winter or early spring.
  • Perfect for cottage gardens, wildflower meadows, coastal gardens.
  • Watch for rose rust and powdery mildews. May be affected by aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly
  • Attractive to pollinating insects, butterflies and birds
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn.
  • Native to the southeastern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Missouri, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, 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 3 – 8
Plant Type Roses, Shrubs
Plant Family Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Missouri, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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