Carolinae roses, also known as Carolina roses, belong to the Species cultivar group and are native to the southeastern United States. These roses are typically shrub-like in growth habit and produce clusters of small, fragrant flowers in shades of pink, white, and red. They bloom in late spring to early summer and are known for their hardiness and disease resistance.
Carolinae roses include several popular varieties such as Rosa carolina, which is commonly known as the Carolina rose and produces single, pink flowers with a white center; Rosa setigera, which is also known as the climbing prairie rose and produces pink or white flowers in late spring to early summer; and Rosa virginiana, which is known as the Virginia rose and produces fragrant, pink flowers with a white center.
These roses are often used in native plant gardens, wildlife habitats, and as hedgerows. They are also sometimes used in breeding programs to produce new hybrids with desirable traits such as disease resistance and cold hardiness.