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Rosa setigera var. tomentosa Torr. & Gray
Climbing rose, Illinois rose
USDA Symbol: roset
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A climbing, sprawling or trailing shrub, 3-4 ft. high, or in the open, an erect shrub, up to 15 ft., with arching stems. Flowers are deep pink, fading to white. Fall colors are combination of bronze-purple, orange and yellow.
Susceptible to fungal problems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Native Distribution:
FL to e. TX, n. to s. Ont., WI & NE (may not be native
in the s. part of this range) Native Habitat:
Mesic to dry prairies; open woods; roadsides USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Rich to sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Susceptible to fungal problems.
Propagated by stem
cuttings or division of rootstock. Softwood cuttings should be taken with a heel and treated with hormone. Rose seeds should be taken from the hips as soon as ripe and planted in the open or stratified before planting. Seed Collection:
Hips can be collected as soon as they are ripe. Achenes can then be extracted by macerating the hips in water and recovering the seeds by flotation. Seed Treatment:
Cold-moist stratification is required to break the dormancy of most rose species. Commercially Avail:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff