Rosa blanda

Common name: Early Wild Rose

Native plant

Another name is “Smooth Rose,” which would seem to indicate that it has few thorns. However, I have read and observed that the plant can have a lot of thorns. Isn’t it neat how taxonomists classify plants, and the plants try their best to wiggle out of the classification? Early Wild Rose does create a thicket. The flowers are pink with yellow centers that bloom late May to early June. The rose hips are red and half an inch wide. It has been said by numerous authorities that 3 rose hips are equal in Vitamin C to one orange. I have tried rose hips and concluded that I like oranges a whole lot better.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period



Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
4 Feet
Mature width
4 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
8 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

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