Scotch Briar Rose

Rosa spinosissima

[rosa_spinossissima]

This European native is highly variable in nature and was cultivated there by 1600. It was introduced into American gardens before the eighteenth century. Scotch Briar Rose is of easy culture, producing an abundance of lovely flowers on arching branches. This rose may correspond to one Jefferson grew by the name of "Prim rose," a possible reference to the flower's resemblance to Primulas. Single yellow flowers produced abundantly on highly prickled, reddish stems. Shrubs grow to 4 feet high and spread by suckers.

Growth Type: Woody Shrub Color(s): white, yellow Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9 Location at Monticello: East Lawn Oval Bed Planting Conditions: Map it: 38.010490,-78.452405

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Blooming Dates 2003: Apr 30 – Jun 42004: Apr 23 – May 142005: May 3 – Jun 102006: May 5 – May 242007: Apr 30 – May 292008: May 2 – Jun 62009: May 6 – Jun 12010: Apr 23 – Jun 92011: Apr 28 – May 182012: May 1 – Jun 12013: May 7 – Jun 19