Meadow Rose

Rosa blanda

Meadow Rose, also known as Early Wild Rose or Smooth Rose, is a nearly thornless native rose - any thorns that occur are bristly prickles at the base of older stems, while the new and upper stems remain smooth. Broad rounded, to arching-mounded, it spreads …

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Plants 1 Gallon Pot
1+ $29.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
37920-GL
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 1' - 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Birds, Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant

Rosa blanda, commonly called Meadow Rose or Smooth Rose, is a nearly thornless native rose. The upper stems and the new growth are smooth. Any thorns that occur are bristly prickles at the base of the older stems. Broad-rounded to arching-mounded, it spreads to form patches, making it a good choice for naturalizing in larger areas. Showy pink flowers are 2"–3” across with yellow centers and pleasant fragrance. Berry-like rosehip fruits turn bright red in late summer, attracting birds and a variety of wildlife. Both Rosa blanda and Rosa carolina are host plants for the Apple Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Sphinx gordius).