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Rosa palustris

If you have a sunny, wet location that you are looking to add a pollinator magnet to, take a look at wetlands rose. This native rose has a similar appearance to the Rosa carolina, but tends to grow taller and with strong, arching stems.


Fragrant pink roses are a favorite of bees and butterflies, and the small red hips that follow provide food for birds and small mammals. The glossy green leaves turn red in the fall, adding splashes of color to an otherwise fading landscape.


ECO-TYPE: grown from seed likely collected in New Hampshire. Started by New Hampshire State Forest Nursery.


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Rosa palustris (Wetlands rose)

  • display

    SIZE: 1 gallon pot
    type: shrub
    sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade
    water needs: average, moist
    height: 4-7'
    plant spacing: space 2'-4' apart
    bloom time: June, July
    bloom color: pink
  • special notes

    edible parts: rose hips
    salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.
    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)