Rosa laxa (Laxa Rose) is a species of flowering shrub in the Rosaceae family. It is native to regions of southeastern Europe and western Asia. The Laxa Rose is admired for its attractive flowers and is often cultivated for ornamental purposes.
This deciduous shrub typically grows to a height of 4 to 8 feet (1.2 to 2.4 meters) and has an upright, arching form. The leaves are pinnately compound, consisting of several leaflets arranged along a central stem. The leaflets are elliptical or lanceolate in shape and have serrated margins.
The flowers of Rosa laxa are small to medium-sized and are typically pale pink or light purple in color. They are borne in clusters or corymbs and have a delicate fragrance. The blooming period occurs in late spring to early summer, adding beauty and charm to the landscape.
After the flowering stage, Rosa laxa produces small, round hips that ripen to a reddish-orange or orange color. These hips are a valuable food source for birds and can add visual interest to the shrub in the fall and winter months.
Rosa laxa is known for its adaptability and can thrive in a variety of soil types. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade exposure. It is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate some drought once established.
As an ornamental plant, Rosa laxa is often used in gardens, borders, and naturalized areas. Its graceful arching branches and lovely flowers make it a delightful addition to the landscape. It can also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Botanical Name : Rosa laxa
Common Name : Laxa Rose
Height : 5 – 8ft
Spread : 3ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days warm stratification followed by 60 cold
Hardiness zone : 3-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1125