'California Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Introduced by Unknown
in 1878 as 'Rosa californica
Cham. & Schlecht.'.
Pink. Strong, cinnamon, clove, spice fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Small, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, suckers on its own roots, upright. Medium, matte foliage. 7 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Vigorous. produces decorative hips. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.
Section Cinnamomeae. Reseeds easily. Easy to propagate from suckers.