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Rosa setigara or Wild Climbing Rose

Rosa setigera is from the Rosaceae family of plants. They also call it the American Wild Climbing Rose, Sunshine Rose, Prairie Rose, Illinois Rose, Michigan Rose, or Climbing Rose. It is native to Native to Central and Eastern Noth America.

Rosa setigera
Rosa setigera

The name “setigera” is Latin. It is a compound word. “Seti” means “Bristle” and “Gero” means “bearing”. Combined, it means bristle-bearing. It has glabrous stems that grow arching or trailing. When arching, the plant can propagate, or clone itself, as the tips of the plant root, when they touch the soil.

This rose has bigger thrones at the bottom, prickles help the plant climb. The foliage is dark green, glossy, palmately divided, and serrated on the margins. Flowers are about 3in or 7.5cm wide. Usually, the flowers are single and have five petals, the color is pink. Rosa setigera flowers in early to midsummer. The flowers are mildly fragrant. After flowering, it produces red rose hips. The foliage also changes color in autumn to red or purple.

How to grow Rosa setigera:

Grow Rosa setigera in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in average medium moisture and well-drained soil. A sunny location is better for flowering. Water in the morning and not overhead. This will help avoid disease.

Rosa setigera
Rosa setigera

Other synonyms for Rosa setigera include:

Rosa rubifolia
Rosa fenestrate

Subspecies include:

Rosa setigera var. setigera
Rosa setigera var. tormentosa
Rosa setigera var. serena

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