Rose (Rosa rubiginosa) in the Roses Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Rosa rubiginosa Accepted
Rosa sassnowskyana Synonym

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Species, wild
Growth Habit: Arching canes, up to 15 feet tall
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Wild rose
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: Up to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 5-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Photo gallery:
Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: June
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-05-30
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Date: 2008-05-06Photo courtesy of: Stan Shebs
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Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-06-02
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Date: 2006-06-13Photo courtesy of: Alastair Rae
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Date: 2012-02-26Photo courtesy of: Sebastian Bieber
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Date: 2006-09-22Photo courtesy of: Kristian Peters
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Location: Sierra Madrona SpainDate: 2009-07-01Photo courtesy of: Javier martin
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Location: Dean Bond Rose Garden, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-06-02
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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 10:30 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Known as the Sweet Briar Rose because of the strongly apple-scented leaves, this is a favorite English native that has been recorded in literature from Chaucer to Shakespeare. R. eglanteria, or Eglantine, has been common in cottage gardens on both sides of the Atlantic because it is not only hardy but always fragrant, whether or not it is in bloom. The rambling shrub is large, thorny, and vigorous with dark green, slightly rough foliage. Spring flowers are pink with five petals and have a good rose fragrance of their own. R. eglanteria should be part of every fragrance garden. Rain, wind and sun all seem to bring out the perfume of the plant."

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