$4.95 – $8.95
These plants may be limited in quantity. Please inquire!
Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Color: Light to Dark Pink
Flowers: The flowers are about 2″ wide. They have 5 petals, 5 sepals, and numerous stamens and pistils. They grow on short prickly stems.
Leaves: The leaves are divided into 9-11 ovate leaflets arranged in a feather like pattern along the leaf stalk.
This native wild rose grows well on sandy and gravelly upland soils. It’s aggressive root system is great for holding shoreline and is a good shoreline restoration plant! It does not transplant well and if dug from the wild only kills the plant! The foliage has beautiful fall colors of reds, oranges and yellows and the bright orange to red rose hips are a splashy addition to a fall bouquet!
Medicinal Uses: Rose-hips contain high amounts of vitamin C.
Food Uses: Petals can be used in salads, to make tea, or candied. The hips can be used for syrup or jam when combined with sour apples or pectin. If no other food source is found, the fleshy exterior of the hips can be eaten raw. They are a good source of vitamin C, but not very tasty.
More Information: Attractive to birds, bees and butterflies!
Other Names: Sunshine Rose