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Rosa carolina

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: carolina (kair-oh-LY-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Rosa humilis
Synonym:Rosa parviflora

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Class:
Species

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:
Single

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:
Bush

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Sofonisba On Jul 12, 2009, Sofonisba from Beacon, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is the official flower of New York State.

Regional...

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

Carrollton, Georgia
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lexington, North Carolina
Pleasant Grove, Ohio
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Memphis, Tennessee
Ripley, West Virginia



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