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'Rosa carolina L.' rose Description
'R. carolina' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sambolingo
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
98 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Species.
Exhibition name: R. carolina
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Red hips.  Strong fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Glandular sepals, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, suckers on its own roots.  Matte, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 3' to 6' (90 to 185cm).  Width: 3' to 6' (90 to 185cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Can be used for ground cover.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
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Notes:
It's worth noting that several different North American species have been called Rosa carolina over the years, and some references might actually describe one of those species instead.

Rosa carolina subsp. carolina is the species type.
 
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