Alberta’s floral emblem.
Fills in the space.
Hips stay on all winter, offering food for winter birds.
Full sun to part shade.
Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens.
Commonly used for reclamation for bank stabilization.
Can be suckery and aggressive.
Plant with caution in an appropriate site where there is sufficient space.
Once you have roses, you will always have roses.
Prickly rose (Rosa acicularis) and wild rose (Rosa woodsii) overlap habitats in Calgary and do hybridize.