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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Eglantine roses are large and sprawling, with single pale pink flowers in late spring and early summer. They are strongly apple-scented and their hips are popular for use in tea. This rose may be restrained by growing on posts or trellises to control its long, thorny canes.

    Latin Name

    Rosa rubiginosa


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Also Known As

    Sweetbriar Rose


    Type of Plant

    Rose

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 15'
    Max Spread: 8'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe and Western Asia


    History

    The Eglantine rose was known in the American colonies by the 1740s.


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