Rosa canina, commonly known as the dog rose, is a species of wild rose that is native to Europe, western Asia, and northwest Africa. Within the Caninae group of roses, Rosa canina is the most commonly known and recognized species. The caninae roses are known for their hardiness and ability to grow in a variety of conditions, making them popular among gardeners.
The Caninae Canina rose is a cultivar of the species Rosa canina. It is a small, deciduous shrub that typically grows up to 2-3 meters tall and wide. The plant has dark green leaves that are sharply toothed and oval-shaped. In late spring and early summer, the Caninae Canina rose produces single, pink flowers that are about 5 centimeters in diameter. The flowers have five petals and are followed by small, bright red hips that are edible and high in Vitamin C.
The Caninae Canina rose is a popular choice for gardeners who want a low-maintenance, yet attractive shrub. It is known for its disease resistance and ability to thrive in a variety of soil types. Other popular Caninae roses include the Rosa glauca and Rosa rubiginosa.