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
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
Pricing & Availability
Rosa setigeraAlso known as:
climbing prairie rose,
climbing wild rose
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.
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
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.
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
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
|Species||Rosa setigera||climbing rose|