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Rosa palustris

Swamp Rose

  • Great for sites with drainage problems
  • Grows well in moderate shade
  • Attractive for bank stabilization
  • Height: 4-7 Feet
  • Spread: 4-7 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Size Avail Future Price Qty
S3-3 RPM 85 215 Sign In for Ordering
S3-3CG RPM 299 308 Sign In for Ordering

Interesting Notes:

Swamp Rose prefers moist, acidic habitats. It occurs in bogs, wet conifer swamps, and along the edges of ponds and lakes. It is a hardy rose, and it is a favorite ornamental for low, moist, acidic spots. The cultivar (hybrid developed for cultivation) 'Rosa palustris scandens' is a popular rose for the garden. The native Rosa palustris (Swamp Rose) has single blooms while the cultivar has double flowers.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Habit
Deciduous
Program
Grow Native!