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Multiflora Rose

rosa multiflora


Wild multiflora rose is a perennial rose and blooms from May through July. It has a shrub and sprawling thicket growth habit that produce tall canes, and older plants may have very large thorns. Wild rose propagates itself via self-sowing seeds from rose hips and by vegetative rhizomes. It has white (sometimes pink) 5 petaled flowers that grow in bunches. The fruit of the Wild Rose is called 'hips' or 'rosehips', are red and stay on the bush all winter.


It that grows naturally in prairie lands, dry hills, sun-filled woods, roadsides, and ditches, but can also grow in your garden. It thrives in moist soil but can adapt to drier soil and periods of drought stress. It will live in a wide range of soil conditions including sandy soil, providing the soil is well-drained.


Birds love to eat the rose hips. Although this plant can be invasive, if kept trimmed it can be a nice addition to your garden, it's very easy to care for. has edible hips - the hip is small and tangy. Rose petals and rose leaves may be dried and used for tea.

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keithp2012 4 years ago

It's a shame the flowers only last a day. But if you hybridize them they are hardy roses!

keithp2012 6 years ago

Added picture of the rose hips

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

lovely flower!

keithp2012 7 years ago

Wild Rose (with fruit)

West Babylon, New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
Submitted on Sep 9, 2010

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