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Swamp Rose

Rosa palustris

Swamp Rose has showy, open flowers on arching branches. Fleshy, red fruits, or hips, are eaten by wildlife.

Great for sites with drainage problems
Grows well in moderate shade
Attractive for bank stabilization

More About Rosa palustris:

Swamp Rose prefers moist, acidic habitats. It occurs in bogs, wet conifer swamps, and along the edges of ponds and lakes. It is a hardy rose, and it is a favorite ornamental for low, moist, acidic spots. The cultivar (hybrid developed for cultivation) 'Rosa palustris scandens' is a popular rose for the garden. The native Rosa palustris (Swamp Rose) has single blooms while the cultivar has double flowers.

Gardening Suggestions for Swamp Rose:

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Moist, Well-Drained
Fragrant
Songbirds
Height:
4-7 Feet
Spread:
4-7 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 9

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Deciduous
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage