Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Pasture Rose, Carolina Rose

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Rosa carolina

Flower Description:

From thorny stems are borne fragrant, 2″ wide, 5-petaled, pink flowers. Flowers occur singly or in small clusters. The fruit, a hip, turns from dark green to bright red as it ripens.

FamilyRosaceae
Season BloomMay - June
HabitatA low, freely suckering shrub. Though one of the most shade-tolerant roses, this species grows best in open, sunny locations. It is susceptible to fungal problems. Special value to Native Bees, Bumble Bees, provides nesting materials.
Cycle
Height1-3'
Leaf DescriptionGreen Shrub
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationShoreline, Rain Garden, Woodland