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'R. setigera' rose Description
'R. setigera' rose photo
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Availability:
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HMF Ratings:
81 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. setigera
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, white undertones.  White, pale pink, medium pink to dark pink blooms.  Sweet fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Small, leafy sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, climbing, suckers on its own roots, thornless (or almost).  Light green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 5' to 20' (150 to 610 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Hardy.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Ploidy:
References vary
Parentage:
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Notes:
Red globular hips - but only if both male and female plants are present. Rosa setigera is the only rose that is cryptically dioecious - - meaning there are male-only and female-only plants that generally look alike but whose sex is determinable microscopically, by counting the number of flowers per inflorescence (male plants have more flowers) or by looking for hips (hips are found only on female plants). More information from the Canadian Biodiversity Project at McGill University.

The US Dept. of Agriculture recognizes only two varieties of the Northern American species Rosa setigera Michaux:
Rosa setigera var. setigera, which now also includes the thornless Rosa setigera var. serena; and
Rosa setigera var. tomentosa which apparently has downy white hairs.

Other authorities (such as the International Organization For Plant Information) recognize, in addition:
Rosa setigera f. alba, a form with a white bloom;
Rosa setigera f. inermis, a form without prickles;
Rosa setigera var. glabra; and
Rosa setigera var. pubescens.

Horticultural selections include the thornless 'Serena' and a semi-double, striped form. In 1840, a double form known as Kentucky Multiflora was described.
The synonym Rosa rubifolia should not be confused with Rosa rubrifolia, better known as Rosa glauca (Erich Unmuth, Vienna Austria).
 
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