Synonym: Rosa nutkanaensis
Rosa nutkana also named Nootka rose or Wild rose comes from the Cinnamomeae family. It is native of Western North America. Rosa nutkana is a deciduous, woody shrub that grows up to 10ft and 4ft. wide.
The plant blooms only once a year, but what a show! Masses of large 2 single, pale pink to rose, (with a strong "wild rose" scent) flowers clothe the plant in mid summer followed by large, purplish-red rose hips that persist in the winter. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The plant is self-fertile and has very deep roots. The shrub shape is open in forest shade and more columnar in full sun. Hardiness zones: 4-9, (-32°C/-25°F, -5°C/25°F) in winter. The Rosa nutkana is hardy, disease pest, and maintenance free. Likes the sun, or even in the shade. Needs a well-drained, average soil and is adaptable to both dry and moist soils.
From Hirts: Seed; Perennial
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