Pasture Rose

Rosa carolina


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Key Features

1 to 5'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time

May, June, July, August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium, Moist

Soil Type

rocky or sandy, well-drained

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Keystone Value: The genus Rosa (Rose) supports over 100 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

    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.


  • Shipping Information

    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.

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