Prairie Snowdrift
The Prairie Snowdrift Rose features showy lightly-scented white flowers with late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the summer turning yellow in the fall. The fruits are tomato-orange hips provide colour right through the winter until they are eaten by the birds and squirrels.
Prairie Snowdrift Flower
Prairie Snowdrift Flower
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Botanical (latin) name: Rosa x 'Prairie Snowdrift'
Zone 2
Height 4ft (1.5m) Spread 3ft (1m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
fruit - 1cm (1/2inch) orange/red Bark - Grey rough with thorns
Blossom colour - creamy white, rebloomer Fragrance - subtle
Habit - Upright spreading Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Sensational feature plant

This Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a moderate maintenance rose that will require regular care and upkeep. Removing the spent roses (dead-heading) before they form rose hips will ensure continued reblooming throughout the summer. Shaping the bush is best accomplished in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.

The Prairie Snowdrift Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This rose should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Placing the Prairie Snowdrift Rose in front of a dark back row such as Preston Lilac, Diablo Nine Bark or Schubert Cherry will provide the contrast to bring out the Morden Blush's flowers, fall colour an rose hips.

Fascinating Foliage Facts

This variety is a sport of Morden Blush selected by rose hybridizer and historian Paul Olsen of Edmonton.

Price last updated on Mar 26, 2021 Listing of Roses

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