'R. virginiana' rose Description
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Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. virginiana
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.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Glossy foliage. 7 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Produces decorative hips.
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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.