early to late summer
2 to 3 ft.
2 to 4 ft.
USDA zones 3-8
hardy to 8,500 ft.
Nearly wild is a small shrub rose that produces large pink flowers from June until October. The plant has a nice, short, bushy habit and attractive dark green leaves. Although it is not a wild rose, its flowers are a similar pink color.
Nearly wild rose has been fairly successful at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. The flowers are beautiful and bloom over a long period of time. They have suffered from aphids and dieback periodically, causing them to become misshapen. They seem to recover over time with selective pruning. Its short enough to serve as a groundcover or low shrub.
Prune any winter-killed branches in late spring. Prune to shape, if desired.