Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

Habitat: Wet Areas, Marshes, Swamps, Shrub Swamps

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Red/Pink, Blue/Violet

Attributes: Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant, Clay soil tolerant, Wet soil tolerant

Height: 1 m (3 ft)


A native rose, with large pink flowers, which grows in damp places. It will tolerate loamy soils that are not wet, but not droughty. The fruits are eaten by wildlife.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com