Rose (Rosa spinosissima) in the Roses Database

Botanical names:
Rosa spinosissima Accepted
Rosa altaica Synonym
Rosa rupincola Synonym
Rosa myriacantha Synonym
Rosa spinosissima var. altaica Synonym
Rosa pimpinellifolia Synonym

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Species, wild
Extra Color Info: White, with pink and yellow accents
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 5-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 3 and warmer

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: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
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
Flies
Bees
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-21Rosa spinosissima var. altaica
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-20Rosa spinosissima var. altaica
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Spinosissima var. altaica
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2013-10-18 Fall colour; hips are black when mature.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Date: 2006-10-16Photo courtesy of: Velela
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Date: 2006-10-16Photo courtesy of: Velela
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Date: 2006-10-16Photo courtesy of: Velela
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Date: 2015-01-29Photo courtesy of: Svdmolen
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Date: 2001-05-30Photo courtesy of: Sten Porse
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Date: 2005-11-22Photo courtesy of: Petr Filippov
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Date: 2008-05-17Photo courtesy of: Onno Zweers
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Date: 2005-06-19Photo courtesy of: Martin Olsson
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Date: 2010-06-22Photo courtesy of: Libby norman
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Date: 2011-07-22Photo courtesy of: Isidre blanc
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Date: 2011-04-26Photo courtesy of: Isidre blanc
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Date: 2011-05-05Photo courtesy of: Isidre blanc
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Date: 2009-10-03Photo courtesy of: 4028mdk09
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Date: 2015-01-29Photo courtesy of: 4028mdk09
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Date: 2009-11-07Photo courtesy of: 4028mdk09
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Comments:
Posted by celestialrose (central New Hampshire - Zone 4b) on Nov 23, 2019 4:39 PM

I have grown this hardy gem of a rose for many years. It suckers readily and is found in numerous very old cemeteries throughout my state. Groundskeepers have chopped and mowed them down in many cases only for them to sucker and pop up again! Apparently it has survived without any care at all since these cemeteries date back to the very early 1800's. It heralds spring to my gardens with its tiny pristine blooms, and in the fall the dark hips provide ornamental interest. It is the hardiest and most fuss-free rose you can grow in the cold climates and is truly a historical treasure.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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