Rosa foetida

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Rosa foetida Herrm.

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   5

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: double
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Rosa foetida, commonly known as Austrian briar, is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa foetida was described by Johann Herrmann. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa foetida 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 1,5 to 3 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa foetida is deciduous. The green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are biserrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

In June Rosa foetida produces solitary semi-double, yellow five-stellate flowers.

The shrubs carry red hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa foetida is native to Iran, Afghanistan and the northwestern Himalaya.

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 -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

The ornamental value of Rosa foetida lies especially in its fragrance.

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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