Rosa 'Nearly Wild' planted in the San Marcos Growers garden.
This modern cluster-flowering Floribunda Rose was introduced by Dr. Walter D. Brownell in
1941 by crossing the large flowered wichuraiana climber, 'Dr. W. Van Fleet' (1910) with
'Leuchtstern' a climbing Polyantha (1899). 'Nearly Wild' has reemerged from an obscurity
that found the few remaining plants only in old rose gardens. Looking like a compact wild
rose that grows to 2 feet and as wide wide with dull dark green foliage with red
highlights and small pointed buds that open to mildly fragrant rose-pink single flowers.
Unlike a wild rose this plant is disease resistant and repeats flowering from spring into
fall. A very nice rose for a natural look or along a border or entry garden. Hardy to
zones 4-10. This listing for information only - we no longer grow this plant.