Clustered Wild Rose (Swamp Rose)

Clustered Wild Rose (Swamp Rose)

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Rosa pisocarpa

  • Size at maturity: 6' tall, 2-3' wide
  • Canopy layer: large shrub
  • Light requirements: full sun, part sun/part shade
  • Moisture requirements: moist to wet soil
  • Growth rate: medium
  • Special features: medicinal

The Swamp Rose is also called the ‘Clustered Rose’ because its flowers usually occur in groups of 3–20. The pink flowers are about 1–1-1/2” across. Like the Nootka Rose, the Swamp Rose often has pairs of thorns where the leaves attach to the stems. Its fruits are clusters of small purplish pear-shaped hips. (Portland Plant List, 2016)

Photo Credit: "File:Rosa gymnocarpa Parksville 01.JPG" by Mcitsci is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0