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Old 04-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

I ordered several swamp rose (Rosa palustris) to try as riparium plants and I hope they will be here early next week. Swamp rose is similar to other native US roses--with a scrambling growth habit, lots of thorns and papery pink flowers--but it is adapted to grow in wet, swampy soil. I hope that it will grow to riparium conditions.

Because of their cold winter dormancy requirement, most kinds of northern temperate plants are not good choices for growing indoors, but I have seen several examples of roses grown hydroponically year-round, so I wonder if this plant might be able to adapt. If it looks like it needs a winter dormancy next fall I might be able to store it in the fridge for a few months right in the riparium planter. I'll see what happens.



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Old 04-20-2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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I often see these near beaches, and have wondered about their salinity tolerance.
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I often see these near beaches, and have wondered about their salinity tolerance.
I wonder if the plant you have seen might be R. rugosa(??). This non-native rose is apparently common on East Coast beaches and a pretty bad invasive weed... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_rugosa
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I wonder if the plant you have seen might be R. rugosa(??). This non-native rose is apparently common on East Coast beaches and a pretty bad invasive weed... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_rugosa
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I live up here in RI and you can see alot of that around here especially on the cape.

I see Rosa palustris very commonly in shrub swamps and even bogland/wet meadows. From what I see the wetter the better for this guy.
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