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White Prairie Rose, Leafy Rose
Rosa foliolosa


White prairie rose is a diminutive beauty growing on prairies, in thickets and sandy oak woods, along fence rows and railroad tracks in the calcareous clay of Central and North Central Texas and into Oklahoma and Arkansas. This rhizomatous dwarf has few or no prickles and bears white blossoms which may be tinged with pink. There are usually nine tiny leaflets per leaf. Foliolosa means profusely leafed.

Plant Habit or Use: groundcover
small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: white tinged with pink

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: hips

Height: 6 inches to 1 foot

Width: 2 feet and spreading

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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