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Rosa pimpinellifolia

Groundcover rose

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  • Botanical name: Rosa pimpinellifolia
  • Common name: Groundcover rose
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Rosa pimpinellifolia is a low-growing, dense, spreading rose that makes excellent groundcover. It has attractive fern-like, dark green leaves, and bears creamy white, single flowers in summer. Its autumn hips are an incredible shade of purple, almost black.

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For best results grow Rosa pimpinellifolia in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. It’s perfect for growing in rock gardens, at the front of herbaceous or shrub borders, as low-growing hedging and in containers. As a shrub rose, it’s best pruned in late summer, after flowering has finished. Prune most stems lightly. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a few of the oldest stems each year.

How to grow Rosa pimpinellifolia

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rosa pimpinellifolia and wildlife

Rosa pimpinellifolia is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Rosa pimpinellifolia poisonous?

Rosa pimpinellifolia has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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