Native to eastern North America, swamp rose (Rosa palustris) isn’t a species you see often in gardens, but it’s worth considering if you have the right spot for it. The multi-stemmed plants typically reach 5 to 8 feet tall and wide with arching, prickly canes and deep green leaves. Fragrant, single pink flowers bloom mainly in late spring to early summer, often with some scattered additional blooms in midsummer, followed by small fruits that turn bright red in fall. These seeds are from plants I grew from seed collected from wild plants growing in a roadside swamp less than a mile from here, in Bucks County, PA. Full sun; moist to wet soil. It may spread by rhizomes. Zones 4 to 9.
Collected in mid November 2023. At least 15 seeds. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.
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