California rose. Branching shrub growing 6’ tall and forming broad thickets by underground shoots. Stems are closely set with pale green to blue-green leaves, many prickles, and single pink flowers to 2” that decorate the plant most of the summer. Best in full sun and tolerates a wide variety of soils. Useful for re-vegetation or as a groundcover. Another of the plants collected by Chamisso and Eschscoltz, during their scientific expedition in the 1800’s, and referred to in Chamisso’s diaries. Reflecting on a California summer he says, “The season was not favourable for us. We, however, gathered the seeds of several plants, and have reason to hope that we shall be able to enrich our gardens with them.” Hardy to 0F or less. Western North America, south into Baja California.