Rose (Rosa acicularis) in the Roses Database

Also sold as:
Arctic Rose
Circumpolar Rose
Oo-Takane-Bara

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Medium pink
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Species, wild
Growth Habit: Arching canes, 3-7 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 2 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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: 3-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Rose hips, edible but only eat flesh. Seeds inside have lots of hairs can disrupt digestion.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: Seeds hairy, bad in digestion.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Provincial Flower of Alberta, Canada

credit: Ravedave

Rose TriviaRose Trivia
February 9, 2013

This is a collection of little-known facts about the Rose, also known as the Queen of Flowers. The list was compiled by Joannabanana and dorab.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2016 7:15 AM

Starting in 1987, Rosa acicularis has been featured on license plates in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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