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Rosa minutifolia - Baja Rose, aka Littleaf Rose

Rosa minutifolia is Rare in California due to habitat loss from ever advancing housing tracts. Baja Rose grows 3 to 4 feet tall and will spread and tangle through other vegetation. Littleleaf Rose is the other common name for this rose. Rosa minutifolia is somewhat difficult to propagate. Baja Rose grows in seasonally moist ground but tolerant of a long hot summer. Rosa minutifolia grows in full sun and will tolerate frost to 10° or below. Rosa minutifolia has dark pink flowers and is ferociously spiny. Rosa minutifolia is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar and the Pale Tiger Swallowtail.

Rosa minutifolia, Baja Rose, Littleleaf Rose

Rich pink flowers of Rosa minutifolia - Baja Rose, Littleleaf Rose. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.