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Rosa setigera var. tomentosa

Rosa setigera Michx. var. tomentosa Torr. & A. Gray

Climbing Rose, Illinois Rose

Rosaceae (Rose Family)


USDA Symbol: roset

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Rich to sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Susceptible to fungal problems.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Description: 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: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rosa setigera var. tomentosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rosa setigera var. tomentosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rosa setigera var. tomentosa


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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