RoseFile Database

Rosa virginiana - Species Shrub Rose

Rosa virginiana

Species Shrub. Bred by Nature in USA (EastCoast) in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Woodland Shrub
Color:
 
Pale Pink
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Bloom Size:
 
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 3 - 8
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 5 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The flowers of Rosa virginiana have five petals and they are pink. Photos online suggest that one would rarely see it covered in blossom. With this set of specifications, it's hard to see why one might grow it. But there are lots of good reasons, especially in places with poor soil, shade, and winter. It fairs well in shade, tolerates drought, tolerates cold, and tolerates humidity. It even tends to resist damage by hoards of hungry moths. It sets lovely red hips and it's brilliant scarlet-orange foliage is a brightspot in the fall garden. Finally, its canes are red in the winter.