Prairie rose or Michigan rose (Rosa setigera)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Prairie rose or Michigan rose
Prairie rose or Michigan rose Prairie rose or Michigan rose Prairie rose or Michigan rose
Prairie rose or Michigan rose (Rosa setigera)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
5 to 8 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
large, wide-spreading, suckering, mounding form; 5-8’ tall; 10-15’ wide; forms thickets; produces long, arching, reddish-purple canes; dark green, glossy leaves; reddish-orange fall color; sharp prickles on stems; showy, single, pink flowers that fade to whitish-pink in late June to early July only; small red hips in clusters in fall that persist into winter; full sun; adaptable to most soils, but prefers a loamy soil high in organic matter, pH adaptable, prefers moist, well-drained soil; less susceptible to diseases that plague other roses; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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