Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica

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Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica (Greene) W.H.Lewis

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

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

63D / e981ab 

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 stellata subsp. mirifica is a shrub.

Naming

Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica was already described and the name validly published by Edward Lee Greene. It was Walter Hepworth Lewis, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica is a subspecies 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 80 to 110 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica is deciduous. The dark-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica produces solitary pink five-stellate flowers from June to August.

The shrubs produce hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica is native to Texas and the Southwest of the US.

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 -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

The ornamental value of Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica 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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