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Swamp Rose

Rosa palustris. Rosaceae. Swamp Rose is a 6-8 ft. shrub with fragrant, pink flowers that bloom approximately for 6-8 weeks in late spring to early summer. Found in swamps, stream banks, and pond edges, this shrubs enjoys moist to wet, rich soil in full sun to part shade. Perfect for areas with occasional flooding such as rain gardens. Full sun is preferred to reduce susceptibility to fungal issues but some shade will be tolerated.


R. palustris is recognized as providing special value to native bees by providing nectar and materials for bees to use to construct their nests. Provides a nesting area for birds & the rose hips which are followed by spent blooms are eaten by birds and mammals. Deer will browse on twigs and leaves.


U.S. Native Region: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV






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