Rosa acicularis, the wild rose, is the provincial flower of Alberta with lovely, single, fragrant pink flowers and nice rose hips.
Rosa acicularis, known as the prickly wild rose, bristly rose, wild rose, or Arctic rose, is the provincial flower of Alberta an commonly found throughout that province and in BC as well as across the Northern Hemisphere. It grows as an upright, arching shrub with lovely, single, fragrant pink flowers followed by attractive, elongated red rose hips all on stems with copious thorns of various sizes. The rose hips can be used to make jelly and tea and the flowers are edible. Popular with native bees. Tolerant of sun to shade. Hardy to zone 1! Photo: Wikipedia.
Common Name: Prickly Wild Rose
Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)
Zone Hardiness: 1-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry
Deer Resistant: No
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Dry to moist open forests, thickets, stream banks, rocky or grassy bluffs and slopes, clearings, and wooded hillsides across the Northern Hemisphere.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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