Rosa palustris

swamp rose


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,green
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, thorns


Recommended Uses: It's a shrub; plant where its thorns will not be an issue.
Considerations: Thorns.
Propagation: Cuttings or seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators and is especially important for native bees.
Native Habitats: Floodplains, marshy or swampy shores, cypress swamps and wet thickets, often in shallow water.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: