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Rosa Roxburghii /Moss Rose

Rosa Roxburghii  / Rosa Roxburghii
Lavender-pink fragrant flowers
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Lavender-pink fragrant flowers

An old classic rose that grows quite large and blooms in late spring through early summer

Peony-like flowers, buds and foliage

Peony-like flowers

A shrub in spring flower

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Scientific Name: Rosa Roxburghii
Common Name: Moss Rose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is a very old rose that was introduced from China in 1824. It produces double lilac-pink flowers and large showy hips in the fall. Bristles cover both the buds and the hips that follow flowering. It is a long-lived rose that needs periodic pruning to keep growth checked. It is highly tolerant to most rose pests.