Climbing Prairie Rose

Rosa setigera

Cimbing Prairie Rose has fragrant clusters of deep pink flowers, two inches in diameter, blooming from early to midsummer. The dark green foliage turns attractive shades of deep red and purple in autumn …

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Plants 1 Gallon Pot
1+ $29.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
37940-GL
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 4' - 15'
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 18" - 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Birds, Pollinators, Host Plant

Climbing Prairie Rose has fragrant clusters of deep pink flowers, two inches in diameter, blooming from early to midsummer. The dark green foliage turns attractive shades of deep red and purple in autumn. Birds relish the showy red rose hips that are available from late summer through fall.

This great native rose is actually a shrub with vine-like characteristics and can be either trailing or climbing, to form a hedge. Naturally mounding up to 4' tall, it can be grown to cover a fence or a trellis, where it may be trained to climb, up to 15 feet tall with support. Climbing Prairie Rose tolerates a wide range of soils and is a versatile garden addition.

Native roses have better natural disease resistance than hybrid roses. Rosa setigera is an excellent substitute for the invasive, non-native Multiflora Rose. Plant it in a low informal hedge, as cover for a fence or trellis, or naturalized in thickets. Also commonly known as Illinois Rose.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
With good sunlight exposure (at least 6 hours a day) and consistenly moist soil, Rosa setigera is a fast-growing shrub, and "blooms on new wood." Cut stems back in the spring to promote more growth. 'Renewal' pruning can be done every three years.