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Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

Swamp Rose (Rosa Palustris) http://www.sagebud.com/swamp-rose-rosa-palustris
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Rosa Palustris, or more commonly know as Swamp Rose, is a subshrub with green foliage and red flowers of the genus Rosa. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 8.2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during spring and is tolerant of shade. Rosa Palustris or Swamp Rose's floral region is North America US Lower 48

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Rosa
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 5(OBL)
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Yellow
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 8
  • Height Mature (feet): 8.2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Long
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 95
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 4
  • pH (Maximum): 7
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 2700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 3600
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 35
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 18
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -33
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Slow


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