Rosa setigera (Climbing Prairie Rose)
Also known as Climbing Prairie Rose.
Prairie Rose features clusters of pink flowers that gradually fade to white. Its dark green foliage turns deep red and purple in autumn. It can be grown as a climber or allowed to ramble and mound. It allowed to mound it can be grown as a low, informal hedge. Branches allowed to touch the ground will root if left on the ground for long enough.
Prairie Rose tolerates does best in average, medium to moist, well-draining soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. As with any roses, good air circulation is vital and not watering the foliage is best for plant health.
Prairie Rose produces male and female flowers on separate plants. Both sexes are required to produce rosehips. Fruit is relished by birds.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun to part sun|
|Bloom color||Pink to white|
|Bloom time||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature height||4-15 ft
|Mature spread||6-8 ft|
|Notes||Native and Bumble bee friendly. Provides nesting material or site for native bees.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|