Climbing Prairie Rose
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 …
|Soil Type||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Medium, Moist|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial|
|Height||4' - 15'|
|Bloom Time||June, July|
|Spacing||18" - 2'|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.
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.
With good sunlight exposure (at least 6 hours a day) and consistenly moist soil, this 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.