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'Rosa arkansana Porter' rose Description
'<i>R. arkansana</i>' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mille Fleurs
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
145 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Origin:
Discovered by Unknown (1880).
Introduced by Unknown in 1917 as 'Rosa arkansana Porter'.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Light pink to deep pink.  Also white.  up to 5 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bristly , bushy, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  7 to 11 leaflets.  
Height of 1' to 4' (30 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Vigorous.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
Section Cinnamomeae. This rose was named for the Arkansas River in the state of Colorado. Rosa arkansana was first described by Professor Thomas C. Porter as a result of plant collections made by the U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado from 1861 through 1873. See references.
See also Rosa arkansana var. suffulta
 
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