Woods’ Rose

Rosa woodsii
Plant size: #5
5 feet high by 5 feet wide
Rounded shape
Zone 3
Full Sun is ideal, tolerates part shade


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This Rocky Mountain native bears delicate, fragrant, simple pink flowers in late spring/early summer followed by red rose hips that hold on the plant into winter. Wild rose has a fun and interesting history. Over time it has been consumed in such ways as tea, syrup, and flavoring powders. Dried petals have been used in perfumes and potpourri. The extensive root system is helpful in controlling erosion. Livestock, big game, and birds forage on the petals and fruits.   

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.