Common name: Flowering raspberry, pink thimbleberry
Botanical name:Rubus odoratus
Virtues: Fragrant, pretty flowers that attract butterflies.
Flower: Large, open, fragrant pink flowers appear in summer. Five papery pink petals surround a flat disc of pinkish yellow stamens. Flowers are two inches wide. Raspberries follow them but these are not good for eating or baking.
Foliage: Large, coarsely textured bright green leaves.
Habit: Deciduous shrub 3 to 6 feet tall and twice as wide. Spreads by suckers (roots and stems that grow from a bud on the parent plant's roots or stems).
Origin: Moist shade and woodland edges of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, eastern Midwest and upper South.
Cultivation: Full sun to shade. Prefers regular water but tolerates drought, dry shade and poor soil. Prune after fruits appear. USDA Zones 3–8.
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