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Swamp Rose (PA Ecotype)
Swamp Rose (PA Ecotype)

Swamp Rose (PA Ecotype)

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Rosa palustris

Origin: Eastern US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~250

Germination tested: 5/2021: 2% (Hard seed: 0% Dormant seed: 61%)

Life cycle: Woody Perennial

Zones: 4-9

A native rose species that prefers rich damp meadow lands, with acidic soil Beautiful single pink rose blooms, on this spreading multi-stemmed shrub. They need a larger space to fill into. Edible Rose hips make great food, or a mild tea rich in Vitamin C. Fragrant blooms. 

5'hx4'w. Medium to Wet Soils. Full-Part Sun. Pink bloom June, July. 

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips: Double dormancy. Fall seed for germination in the second Spring. Scarification helps germination as well.