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Rosa acicularis


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

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

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

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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