Rosa arkansana - Prairie Rose
Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana) is a subshrub perennial with densely covered prickly stems. Its leaves have serrated edges and alternate in groups of 7 - 11 along the non-woody stems. The pink flowers form on the upper stems typically in groups of 2 - 4 with five petals, and a ring of numerous yellow stamens. The flowers are replaced by bright red rose hips that are up to 1/2" across. It can be slow to germinate from seed (up to 2 years), but once established it spreads by rhizomes that become rather deep and give it great resistance to drought and fire.
Soil Moisture: Moderate, Dry
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 1' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
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