'Rosa carolina L.' rose Description
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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.
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).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Can be used for ground cover. Produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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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.