Rose- Swamp (Rosa palustris)
Grown best in rich, moist, and acidic soils. It is typcially as tall as it is wide so could make a nice hedge, especially in a wet ditch. It won't tolerate standing water, but seasonal flooding is generally accepted.
All native Rosa species attract a multitude of pollinators, have large attractive flowers, red stems, thorns, and dark green leaves. In fall they will boast large rose hips and attractive foliage. They grow fine in partial shade but abundant flowering and disease-resistance occur in full sun and areas with good circulation. They are also semi-aggressive and less suitable for small landscapes.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet
Height - 5 feet
Bloom Time - June, July
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.