|Wild Prairie Rose|
|Rosa blanda var. arkansana||Synonym|
|Bloom size:||Medium: 2-3"
|Bloom shape:||Other: Lightly cupped
|Petal count:||Single: 1-7 petals
|Rose bloom color:||Medium pink
|Class:||Other: Species, wild
|Growth Habit:||Medium, 2-4 feet, bushy|
|Hybridizer & year:||Discovered before 1880|
|Optimal growing zones:||USDA zone 4 and warmer|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|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)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
|Plant Height:||1-4 feet|
|Plant Spread:||2-3 feet|
Edible to birds
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Seeds or Nuts
|Propagation: Seeds:||Stratify seeds: Needs a cold moist period, then a warm moist period, then another cold moist period before it will germinate. Each period should be 2-3 months.
Days to germinate: May take 2 years or more.
Suitable for wintersowing
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
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