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'
Hardiness 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. 

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.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
Rosa setigera is a dioecious species and produces male and female flowers on separate plants. Since the plants we send have not yet reached maturity, we are unable to determine their sex prior to shipment. If rosehips are desired, it is recommended that 3 - 5 plants be installed in fairly close proximity to ensure the presence of both sexes and the best seed (rosehip) production.