Wild Rose Flower Facts

Overview

The Wild Rose flower, or Woods Rose, is a perennial, a flower that grows for several years. The Wild Rose is the ancestor of the modern garden rose.

Features

The Wild Rose is a shrub that can grow from 2 to 5 feet tall. The flowers have five petals and can come in shades from white to dark rose. It grows in clusters.

Climate

The Wild Rose flower is hardy is USDA zones 4 to 10, all but the very coldest climates in the continental United States.

Environment

The Wild Rose flower is often seen growing by rivers, on prairies and in the woods at elevations of 3,500 to 7,500 feet. It can grow in partial shade or full sun and likes fertile, well-drained clay loam, sandy loam, or sandy soils.

Uses

Wild game use the Wild Rose for food. The rose hips, the part that is left after the flower dies, is a source of vitamins A and C and are used to make an herbal tea.

Problems

The Wild Rose flower is susceptible to the same diseases and insects as all other roses. The most common problems are aphids, black spot, rust and powdery mildew.

References

  • Wild Rose Facts
  • Wild Rose Information
  • Rose Diseases

Who Can Help

  • Rose Hips Information
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