'R. carolina' rose Description
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Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. carolina
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.
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).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Can be used for ground cover. Produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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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.