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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Scotch rose is aggressively thorny but makes up for it with its profusion of white blooms. We recommend a thorn proof hat when working in the vicinity of this rose. It offers a second show in the fall with showy maroon hips.

    Latin Name

    Rosa spinosissima


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Rose

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    History

    Thomas Jefferson was growing the Scotch rose at his home in 1791.


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