|Light:||Full Sun, Partial|
|Soil:||Sand, Loam, Clay|
|Moisture:||Dry, Medium, Moist|
|Benefits:||Pollinators, Birds, Host Plant|
|Zones:||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|1||1 Gallon Pot||$29.99|
Rosa setigera in 4" pots are "Sold Out"! One gallon (#1) pots are still available.
Also known as Illinois Rose, Climbing Prairie Rose has fragrant deep pink flowers, two inches in diameter. The five-petaled flowers grow in clusters, blooming from early to midsummer and fading to white in late summer. The dark green foliage turns attractive shades of deep red and purple in late autumn. Birds relish the showy red rose hip fruit that appears in late summer through fall.
Rosa setigera tolerates a wide range of soils and is a versatile garden addition. This great native rose is actually a shrub with vine-like characteristics and can be used to either trail or climb to form a hedge. This rose will naturally mound (up to 4' tall) and trail. It can also be grown to climb and cover a fence, or a trellis where it can climb up to 15’ tall with support.
Native roses have better natural disease resistance than hybrid roses. This is an excellent substitute for the invasive, non-native Multiflora Rose. Plant it in an informal hedge, as a climber to cover a fence or trellis, or naturalized in thickets.