Swamp rose, rosa palustris, is a 3-6 foot shrub that grows best in slightly acidic, wet to moist soils in full sun, though will tolerate light shade and seasonal flooding. Pink flowers are extremely fragrant, lasting 6-8 weeks (June-July). The fruit (rose hip) is red and fleshy with a mass of seeds inside, which are eaten and spread by birds. Not susceptible to insects and pests that attack hybrid roses. Host to the blinded sphinx moth.

Swamp Rose, Rosa palustris



    1655 N County Road 605, Sunbury, OH 43074

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