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.