Joy Creek Nursery

320-032D4   Rosa foliolosa     ( Prairie Rose )

Rosa foliolosa
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Our thanks to Linda Beutler, rosarian and clematarian, for introducing us to and allowing us to cut this rose in her garden. This is a species from the Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma area that we have come to appreciate as it has matured in our garden. Although it is suckering, it has remained quite compact after more than a decade. The compound leaves are made up of nine lanceolate leaflets (four pairs and one terminal) along wiry purple stems. The single flowers in our form are bright pink and have a wild fragrance. One nice feature of this rose is that it has only a few thorns and so it is easy to handle. The small rounded red hips of Rosa foliolosa are produced in great abundance and persist from late summer through autumn.

Summer.  6.5 ft. x 4 ft.

Pink flowers

Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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