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'R. virginiana' rose Description
'R. virginiana' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Museo Giardino della Rosa Antica
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
110 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. virginiana
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Glossy foliage.  7 to 9 leaflets.  
Height of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm).  Width of 3' (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Produces decorative hips.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
Rosa lucida Ehrh. (Beitr. Naturk. 4: 22. 1789); Rosa virginiana Herrm. (De Rosa: 19. 1762); Rosa virginiana Mill. (Gard. dict. ed. 8, Rosa no.10: 1768) are all accepted names acoording to IOPI.

USDA GRIN and the Missouri Botanical Garden both recognize the name Rosa virginiana Mill. R. lucida Ehrh. (1789) is a synonym.

Lloyd Brace at The Roseraie at Bayfields says this rose has pale pink, single blooms. Its foliage turns red in the fall and it sets bright red shiny hips.

The fully double variety in horticulture is known as Rosa virginiana var. plena hort. ex Rehder. See References.

 
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