Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Pasture Rose

Rosa carolina
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color: Red
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

1 to
2
feet

Spread:

3 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 3 to
6
feet
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 3 to
6
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Flowers provide nectar for bumblebees and birds eat the hips. Use as a ground cover or mass in shrub borders, bird gardens, naturalized areas or native plant gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun in average moisture, well-drained soil. Can be a runner, best to plant with native prairie companions to help keep it manageable with competition. Expect an aggressive mass if planted in a sea of mulch.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Fragrant, single pink flowers 2 in. across May-June. Does not repeat bloom. Red rose hips in August. Prickly stems and smooth dark green foliage turn reddish in fall. Usually forms a loose groundcover at least twice as wide as tall. Often spreads by suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild.

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