Rosa palustris - Swamp Rose
An upright shrub with arching branches that grow 3-6’ tall and wide in wet ground. Its reddish stems have medium to dark green leaves. Fragrant, single pink roses with yellow centers bloom in late spring to early summer which later are followed by pea-sized red hips. Leaves turn attractive shades of red in the fall. These grow best in acidic, rich boggy to wet soil in full sun. Prune in late winter for best results. Attracts Birds and Butterflies but beware of thorns.
Full Sun, Wet-Boggy Soil, Late Spring, 3-6’ Tall, Zones 4-9