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PlantFiles: Arctic Rose, Circumpolar Rose, Prickly Wild Rose
Rosa acicularis

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: acicularis (ass-ik-yew-LAIR-iss) (Info)

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Class:
Species

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Bloom Color:
Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:
Single

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:
Bush

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Jan 13, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This species is the provincial floral emblem for Alberta, Canada. It is a lovely wild rose with single pink flowers that are highly fragrant. They are also drought-tolerant, being a plant of the prairies. They will also grow in dappled shade, amking them useful for a woodland setting. The blooming seaon is from June to early August.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska
College, Alaska
Kodiak, Alaska
Chelan, Washington



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