Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Season: June – July
Suggested Uses: Prairie Rose is a native wild rose that grows well on sandy and gravelly upland soils. It is an excellent shoreline restoration plant and its aggressive root system is great for erosion control. This shrub does not tolerate being moved once planted. The foliage turns beautiful red, orange and yellow colors during the fall. The red-orange rose hips add a splash of color to any fall bouquet! Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native to the Great Plains, including Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees! The flowers provide an important nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. Favored by the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). The fruit attracts birds.
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.
Other Names: Sunshine Rose
More information: USDA plant profile