Prairie rose is a spreading, Missouri-native shrub (to 4' tall) or climber (to 15' tall with support) which typically occurs in moist soils along streams, in prairie thickets, along roads, fencerows, and in clearings throughout the State. Features deep pink, single (5-petaled) flowers (to 2.5" across) which bloom in late spring to early summer. Mild fragrance. No repeat bloom. Shiny, dark green foliage turns variable but attractive shades of deep red, purple in late autumn. Red hips in early autumn.
Shrub borders, rose gardens, naturalized areas or native plant gardens. Use as climber or naturalize into thickets or hedgerows. Informal hedge or barrier.
Best grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun, however. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture and keep roots cool. Crowns appreciate protection in cold winter areas such as St. Louis. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants (as practicable), and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough clean-up during winter (dormant season). Prune in late winter to early spring.
Information source: missouribotanicalgarden.org.
Genus - Rosa
Species - Setigera
Common name - Climbing Wild Rose
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 6'-12' / 1.80 - 3.70 m
Spread - 8'-10' / 2.40 - 3 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Shrub borders, rose gardens, naturalized areas or native plant gardens. Use as climber or naturalize into thickets or hedgerows. Informal hedge or barrier.
Bloom season - June
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink fading to whitish
1. Soak the seeds for 24 hours in clean and warm water.
2. Mix the seeds with moist vermiculite, sterile sand or wrap into moistened kitchen towel. Place in zip-lock bag or airtight container.
3. Keep at ~+4C (39F) for 12 weeks. Check the bag periodically and plant out seeds that may have germinated.
4. After this period take the bag out the fridge and keep or sow into soil in the area that is around +10C (50F).
The germination of some seeds is sometimes long, be patient.