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'R. carolina' rose Description
'<i>Rosa carolina</i> L.' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
98 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. carolina
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Glandular sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, suckers on its own roots.  Matte, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).  Width of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Can be used for ground cover.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
Red hips
Rosa carolina L. (Sp. pl. 1: 492. 1753)
Rosa humilis Marshall (Arbust. amer.: 136. 1785)
Rosa parviflora Ehrh. (Beitr. Naturk. 4: 21. 1789)
Rosa caroliniana Michx. (Fl. bor.-amer. 1: 295. 1803)
are all accepted names according to IOPI.
See also Rosa carolina var. carolina for the Type.
 
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