Wild Rose- Prairie (Rosa arkansana)
This hardy rose forms a low shrub that provides plenty of color with fragrant, pink-white summer blossoms, foliage that turns orange-red in autumn and bright red rose hips (seed pods) that can provide food for birds and wildlife into winter. Leaves with serrated margins alternate in groups of 7-11 along stems. Above-ground growth dies back after a few years, to be replaced by fresh shoots.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 2 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.