Rose, Rugosa (Rosa rugosa) packet of 30 seeds, organic
Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
Hardy to Zones 2 to 9
Native to E. Asia, as far north as Siberia. Tough, upright, thorny bushes useful in shelterbelts and hedges. These are not particular about their growing location or conditions, but sun, acidic soil and regular watering will produce monumental specimens. The rugosa rose bears many small, sweetly aromatic, deep pink blossoms that give way to hefty hips. Tea herb. Source of pectin and vitamin C. Seeds require cold stratification before they will sprout. Sow in cool, moist shade in the fall in outdoor conditions, for germination in the spring. Or, place seeds in moist sand in a plastic baggie or lidded jar in the fridge for 60 days, then sow in warm conditions. Barely cover seeds, tamp securely and keep evenly moist and in the sun or under grow lights until germination, which begins in 2 weeks and ongoing. Prick out to a small pot and keep up-potting until the plant is sufficiently sized to transplant to the landscape. Prune back in fall. Space plants 4 feet apart.
packet of 30 seeds, Certified Organically Grown