Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Species: palustris (pal-US-triss) (Info)
A shade tolerant native that grows east of the Mississippi from Florida to parts of southern New England. Fragrant, grows to 8 ft.
This particular shrubby rose grows wild in “my” swamp in late spring and early summer. “My swamp” is the one I kayak in nw Florida in Bayou George in the waters of Econfina and Bear Creeks which converge to form Deerpoint Lake.
By dividing the rootball
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By simple layering
By air layering
This rose lives at water’s edge on SR2301, on the curve over Bear Creek, Bayou George, FL.