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Rosa setigera

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, loam, clay

Height: 6'-15'

Bloom Time: May, June, July

Bloom Color: pink

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, berries, fall interest, showy fruit

Rosa setigera (climbing rose)
  • Rosa setigera (climbing rose)
  • Rosa setigera (climbing rose)
  • Rosa setigera (climbing rose)
  • Rosa setigera (climbing rose)

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Description

Rosa setigera

Also known as:

climbing rose

,

prairie rose

,

climbing prairie rose

,

climbing wild rose

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Rosa setigera is a climbing rose. Just as with other climbing roses, the term is a misnomer because they actually trail, requiring support and human intervention in order to climb. The branches can grow to a length of 15' and will produce clusters 2" purplish, mildly fragrant roses. The dark green leaves are typically rose-like, and can produce good fall colors in shades of purple. Clusters of showy red hips will persist well into winter.

Cultivation

Rosa setigera requires average to rich, moist but well-drained soil. It does well in mesic environments with dry shade. It does not tolerate wet feet. The same good growing practices recommended for other roses should be applied to this species. They included placement in a spot with good air circulation, and prompt removal of any damaged or diseased leaves. Flowering period will last a month, and will vary between May to July. Zones 5-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed. Stored seeds will require a period of cold stratification to break dormancy. Can be propagated by layering, a process that occurs naturally when the stems come in contact with the ground and begin to root.

Additional Notes

This rose species does bear thorns or prickles, but they are short and sparse. It can be grown as a garden climber, and can also be grown as a rambler in a naturalized setting.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae Rose family
Genus Rosa rose
Species Rosa setigera climbing rose