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
|Soil Type||Loam, Sand|
|Soil Moisture||Medium, Moist, Wet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial|
|Height||3' - 6'|
|Bloom Time||June, July|
|Hardiness Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Benefits||Birds, Pollinators, Host Plant|
Rosa palustris is an upright native rose with arching branches. Fairly adaptable, it does best 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. The classic five-petal flowers are followed by red rose hips which are relished by the birds in late summer. 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.