Virginia Rose

Virginia rose

Rosa virginiana

Plant Characteristics:

  • Duration: Perennial 
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Size class: 
  • Native Habitat: Clearings, Thickets, Shores
  • Bloom time: June, July, August

Growing Conditions 

  • Light:
    • Part Shade, Shade
  • Soil:
    • Moisture: Moist
    • CaCO3 Tol: low


  • Fruit (Hips) is know to contain high amounts of vitamin C and can be made into tea or jelly 
  • Attractant for native bees and bumblebees 
  • Can be used as nesting material for bees and birds  


  • Pricks and thorns

Additional Comments: 

  • Susceptible  to deer browse