In our Southern States the Cherokee Rose has long been grown as a hedge plant, and we have seen miles of it perfectly beautiful in appearance, and at the same time a complete barrier against intruders of all sorts. In light, thin soils this rose grows freely, and soon forms, by means of interlacing and crowding down the branches from time to time, a broad and massy lino. For rich, deep soils the Chickasaw Rose is by some cultivators deemed superior, from it not growing quite so vigorously. These rose hedges at the South are generally regarded as their best fences, being also easily grown from cuttings, planted at once in the hedge row.

In our Northern States we have seen occasional pieces of hedge formed with the Prairie Rose, usually the variety known as Prairie Queen, and in each case, when any ordinary degree of care has been taken to plat or intertwine the shoots, the result has been highly satisfactory, resulting in forming an impenetrable barrier, and at the same time a highly ornamental one, especially in the months of June and July. A piece of hedge now in our mind, grown from the rose known as Kentucky Multi-flora, mingled with Prairie Queen, certainly presented to us one July the most showy and beautiful hedge we ever saw, not even excepting the Japan Quince. For small division fences or barriers, to screen the vegetable from the flower garden or lawn, we consider rose hedges as among the most beautiful and easily kept of the many kinds that can be grown.