Nootka Rose - Pollinator Friendly Plants of the Pacific Northwest - Native Gardening
Nootka Rose (Rosa nutkana) Named after the Nootka Sound in British Columbia where the plant was first documented, the Nootka rose is a common flowering shrub with a mild cinnamon scent. This fast growing plant is able to withstand a wide variety of soil conditions – from seasonal flooding to extended periods of drought. When in bloom the Nootka rose’s leaves are decorated with delicate pink flowers, attracting a variety of pollinators and leafcutter bees who use the shrub for nesting material.
Bee Friendly Gardening In The Pacific Northwest | Northwest Edible Life
Truth time: if we don't start helping out our pollinator friends, our food prices and availability are going to suck. Do what you can to turn your little plot of land into a year-round refuge for bees. Here's a great chart to get you started; adapt for your region.