Swamp Rose

Rosa palustris

Rosa palustris is an upright native rose with arching branches. Fairly adaptable, it is best grown in moist acidic soils in full sun, but will grow in light shade and medium soils as well

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Plants 1 Gallon Pot
1+ $29.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
37950-GL
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 6'
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 4'
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Birds, Pollinators, Host Plant

Rosa palustris is an upright native rose with arching branches. Fairly adaptable, it is best grown in moist acidic soils in full sun, but will grow in light shade and medium soils as well. Fragrant blossoms up to 2" across with yellow centers attract a variety of pollinators. Flowers are followed by red rose hips that are relished by the birds. The leaves turn attractive shades of red in fall. 

Useful as a rain garden member, Swamp Rose tolerates seasonal flooding, but will not grow in constant standing water. Plant it along a shoreline, or in a naturalized drainage area. Spreads slowly by suckers.