Silently living its beautiful life in a seasonally flooded ditch near our wholesale nursery we spotted this deep pink flowering variant of our locally native Nootka rose. Even the stems carry a mahogany blush. Incredibly fragrant deep pink single flowers appear from May-July. followed by brilliant red hips that ripen in fall. An incredibly tough and adaptable native rose that can endure both seasonally flooded locations and desiccating summer drought. Even the foliage has a sweet fragrance. Carefree shrub that spreads to form colonies and rises to about 4′ tall on average. Laughs at the heaviest, driest clay soils. Red/orange fall color. Oregon native plant.
Xera Plants Introduction