Edible Native Plants, Focal point, Pollinator Plants
1 to 5'
May, June, July, August
Dry, Medium, Moist
rocky or sandy, well-drained
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Pasture Rose (Rosa carolina) is a small deciduous shrub that grows naturally in dry prairies, disturbed areas, sandy open woods, thickets, and roadsides. The showy, fragrant, light pink blooms have a yellow center and attract bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators. Pasture Rose is one of the more shade-tolerant roses, but it grows best in open, sunny locations. Once the blooms are spent, the hips turn from dark green to bright red as they ripen, and they provide food for birds and small mammals in fall and winter. The hips are also edible and can be made into tea or jelly, the edible flowers can be used as a garnish, and petals can be used in syrup, jelly, butter, and spreads. The branches of Pasture Rose have straight, needle-like thorns and provide excellent cover year-round for wildlife. It is often used as a hedge or in pollinator gardens.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!