Rosa nutkana, bare root 12"-18"
Description: This delightful native rose has large, bright, orange hips and clusters of one to three 2" pink flowers with a sweet, almost cinnamon scent. Nootka Rose grows very fast, reaching 3-6' and spreading by suckers to form dense thickets, where birds seek shelter and build their nests.Found from Alaska to California and east to Utah and Colorado, Nootka Rose is hardy from USDA zones 4-9. It likes moisture, but not boggy conditions, and full sun.It is a border plant, found where the forest meets the field, road or sea shore.
Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun, Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants.
Nectar source for butterflies
photo credit: Nootka roses, Peter Stevens, Flickr, (CC BY 2.0)