Carolina Rose, Pasture Rose Rosa carolina

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Botanical Name:

Rosa carolina







Common Name:

Carolina Rose, Pasture Rose

Seeds Per Pound:
0.04 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
3-5 feet
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In Stock: 0.04 lb
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1 packet
10 g
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: summer sowing in mulched beds results in germination the following spring.
In a Nutshell:
* White or pink flowers to 2 1/2", pear-shaped 1/3-2/3" hips, shiny red or red-orange, suckers to form thickets, native to woods, dunes, and prairies from Nova Scotia to Maryland and Texas more...
* It is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers.
* It is a fairly good source of essential fatty acids, which is fairly unusual for a fruit.
* The fruit skins have been eaten in the treatment of stomach complaints. more...
* The fragrant flowers emerge in early summer and are light pink in color. more...
* Though one of the most shade-tolerant roses, this species grows best in open, sunny locations. more...
[ edit ] Description Painting of the Carolina rose by Mary E. Eaton from a 1917 issue of National Geographic The stems have straight, needle-like thorns, which distinguishes it from very similar species such as R. palustris and R. virginiana , which have curved thorns. The fragrant flowers emerge in early summer and are light pink in color. [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Rosa carolina is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower in June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires dry or moist soil.
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