'Arkansas Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of Spotted Rose Ranch/Fara Shimbo
Discovered by Unknown
Introduced by Unknown
in 1917 as 'Rosa arkansana
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.
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).
USDA zone 3a and warmer. Vigorous.
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