Arctic Rose, Circumpolar Rose, Prickly Wild Rose
Rosa acicularis

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anchorage, Alaska

College, Alaska

Kodiak, Alaska

Chelan, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.