Climbing prairie rose, Climbing rose, Prairie Rose
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Marcus, Joseph A.
The pink prairie rose has climbing branches 6–15 feet long, with straight, scattered prickles along the stems. Leaves are divided into 3–5 leaflets which are sharp-pointed. The 5-petaled pink flowers are 2 inches across, with many yellow stamens. They grow in clusters at the end of stems, but often open 1 or 2 at a time. They sometimes grow in bowers extending 8 feet high and 10–15 feet long.
Climbing or trailing;
Vulnerable - occurence at the fringe of its range or in restricted areas, but not a threatened
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
6-15 feet tall. Leaf:
Dark Green Autumn Foliage:
Red Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May
, DC Canada: ON
, QC Native Habitat:
Open woodlands and thickets in Texas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Sand, Loam
Conditions Comments: Prairie rose is useful in a location where it can ramble or climb. The single form, five petaled rosy flowers gradually fade to near-white creating a wonderful multi-hued effect. Many birds relish the showy, red fruit.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: No