Everblooming semidouble swamp rose

krikitMarch 13, 2008

I'd love to know more about this rose. I believe Donna_in_TN lists on her member page that she grows this rose. Can you or anyone else give me more info? Any chance you'll be at the Knox Plant Swap????

Frances

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positivemom(7)

What exactly is a "swamp rose"?

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 4:54PM
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amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

Rosa palustris -- the swamp rose. I have one myself, but it is neither everblooming nor semidouble.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 12:28AM
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amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

I just looked it up, and Rosa palustris scandens is the double form. It still ain't everblooming, though.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 12:34AM
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krikit

Thanks for the info amazindirt. I wondered about it when I saw this listed as everblooming because I couldn't find anything on an everblooming swamp rose. Do you like your swamp rose?

Thanks,
Frances

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 9:25AM
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amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

Ehh. I've never given mine enough sun for it to do much of anything, and I haven't had it long enough for it to be really mature (although it's around 4-5 feet tall right now). I have been growing mine in a pot set in a kiddie pool.

I might be talked out of it, ifn ya wanna swap me fer it. ;-)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 10:59AM
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krikit

Ha! you little devil you, of course I'd love to swap - but .... I can't imagine I've got anything that you'd like to have. I'll send you a PM.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 11:42AM
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anntn6b(z6b TN)

I do have that rose (although I'm not sure that it isn't the repeat blooming R. virginiana). It does repeat well. Mine now lives on a dry clay knoll and survived last year (it's that good.)
Can it handle continuously wet roots? I don't know. I do think I know the plant came from Louisiana (which argues for it being palustris) because the natural range of viginiana ends on the East Coast north of Virginia and doesn't reach VA at all.
But was it traded?
Very possibly.
It is a good rose for a cottage garden or a wild looking expanse.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 12:46PM
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