Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Bloom Color: Medium pink (mp)
Bloom Shape: Single
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Shade-tolerant Stems are moderately thorny Sets hips
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding
On Feb 22, 2004, Kathleen from Panama, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
These roses grow wild in western New York State, and even with their feet ALWAYS in water, they grow to 8 feet high and 8 feet across. My plant came from a cutting that was taken from a plant growing in standing water and it has done very well in my not-quite-that-sodden yard. It bloomed the second year from cutting, single pink blooms in late summer, one of the few non-repeat bloomers to bloom so late. Most of the bushes that I have seen in the wild are rather more upright than arching.
On Aug 20, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
R. palustris is unique among roses because it will tolerate constantly wet soil. However, it does not require constantly wet soil, making it a versatile rose.
It blooms midseason, for 6-8 weeks. Flowers are loosely double, medium to dark pink surrounding yellow stamens.
Its arching habit makes it an attractive shrub throughout the entire year; it is very effective planted where the canes can arch out over a pond or stream.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bartow, Florida Benton, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Green Haven, Maryland Frenchtown, New Jersey Panama, New York Haviland, Ohio Eugene, Oregon Saint Helena Island, South Carolina Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Navasota, Texas Rockport, Texas Rowlett, Texas Spring, Texas Chatham, Virginia Ridgefield, Washington