• Plant Type: Shrub
• Sunlight: Sun, part shade
• Soils: Average to wet
• Bloom Time: Showy pink flowers in June, July, August
• Size: 2-4 feet in height; 3-4 foot spread
Plant the low maintenance native rose shrub in borders, mass plantings, and use for naturalizing in spots with good air circulation. Most prolific in full sun. Drought tolerant and deer and rabbit resistant. The rose hip turns bright red as it ripens. It’s also called the Carolina Rose.
Sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina), Little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
• Offers nectar for bumble bees and other native bees.
• Native bees nest beneath, within, or harvest parts to construct their nests.
• Rosehips support birds in winter.
Occurs in sandy areas, thickets, roadsides, open woods.