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Rosea Rosa laevigata 'Anemone'

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RO-zuh ly-vih-GAY-tah ah-NEM-oh-nee
Description

Pink Cherokee is a cultivar hybrid of the Cherokee rose (R. laevigata), a woody, deciduous, sprawling shrub in the rose family (Rosaceae). The cultivar is a evergreen, climbing vine that has the vigor of its parent, but is much more open and its foliage more dainty. The hybrid was introduced in 1887 and bred by J. Schmidt of Erfurt, Germany. It will grow 12 feet tall and wide with spring blooms of pink flowers that sometimes repeat bloom.  Pink Cherokee is very free flowering with single, mildly fragrant, large pink flowers and shiny, green foliage. The stems are dark brown with hooked prickles.

Plant Pink Cherokee in full sun to partial shade and moist soil, although the best flowering and disease resistance occurs in full sun. Water deeply and regularly. A summer application of mulch helps retain moisture. Pink Cherokee rose tolerates a wide range of soil types, even poor soil. 

Keep it a distance from high-traffic areas as it is very prickly.      

Diseases, Insect Pests, and Other Plant Problems:

Pink Cherokee is susceptible to Fuller rose beetles, Japanese beetles, rose chafer, rose thrips, southern red mites, and two spotted mites. Disease problems include botrytis, blights, powdery mildew, leaf spots, and anthracnose.

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#thorns#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#shade garden#showy fruits#fast growing#aggressive#deer resistant#glossy leaves#prickly#evergreen vine#vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Species:
    laevigata
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies and bees.
    Edibility:
    rose hips are edible
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Climbing
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Large, edible, rose hips.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Large single flowers with 5 petals and yellow stamens. Unlike its parent plant, Cherokee Pink blooms are recurrent. The flower petals are lightly veined with a deeper pink, are paler on the reverse side and surround a crown of golden stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, glossy trifoliate leaves with toothed margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Poor Soil