The Vintage Rosery
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)
Prior to 1824
Roses do not like wet feet; good drainage is a must. However, the Swamp Rose is the one rose that can take having its feet wet. The Latin name, rosa palustris, literally means swamp rose. Plant it on the edge of a pond, lake, or in a raised bed and you'll be rewarded with double pink blooms every spring. It can take extreme heat or cold and has a beautiful weeping form in all seasons. Expect it to get 4'x6' in size.
aka: R. palustris scandens