Rosa persica

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Rosa persica Michx. ex J.F.Gmel.

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Rosa persica is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa persica was described by André Michaux. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa persica is a species in the genus Rosa which contains approximately 180 to 623 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 50 to 80 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa persica is deciduous. The fern-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa persica produces solitary yellow five-stellate flowers from June to August.

The shrubs produce purple hips in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa persica is native to Iran, Central Asia, Afghanistan and West-Siberia.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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