A fantastic West Coast native rose, the Nootka Rose is prized for its incredibly fragrant pink flowers as well as the gorgeous red rose hips that develop after flowering. The rose hips can be eaten fresh or cooked but often gain better flavor after a frost. Adding rose hips to jams or syrups gives them a wonderful rosy fragrance!
Latin Name: Rosa nutkana
Site and Soil: Nootka Rose likes full to 1/2 day sun and is happy on most soils
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3-6 ft. in height
Flower Color: Pink
Fruit Color: Red
Taste: Rose hips can be eaten fresh or cooked but often gain better flavor after a frost
Bloom Time: Spring to fall
Ripening Time: Fall
Yield: 5+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 6