Rose, Rugosa (Rosa rugosa) packet of 30 seeds, organic

$3.95

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

 

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  1. Question

    jan

    do you have white rugosa seeds?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      i have had a few reports that some of these seeds will produce a white-flowered plant, but i’ve never seen it myself, and wonder about the veracity of such reports. the mother plants are rose colored.

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    Pat

    I’ve heard that rose hips are difficult to clean because of the small hairs. Do any of your herb rubbing or cleaning screens aid in this?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Pat, there are 3 basic methods for removing seeds/hairs from rosehips. 1) slice fresh fruit and scoop. 2) simmer fresh fruit and force through cheesecloth 3) dry the fruits, pulse in a blender and sieve out the hairs. Our screens are very useful for method 3. richo

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    Dawn

    Is this difficult to propagate from seed?
    AR zone 7, currently seeing Temps drop to 11* at night.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Dawn, It is difficult unless you have the right setup and can take advantage of cold outdoor temps to soften the seed. richo

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    • Molly

      Can these be winter sown?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, i think so, probably the sooner the better. they need cold then warm. richo

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    • Christine Chandler

      Would these seeds work well scattered on a rock wall dividing a property? Best partially shaded or full sun? Than you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Rosa rugosa will take full sun. The seeds usually require a lot of coddling and careful horticultural technique to get started. r

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    • Elizabeth A Sutton

      Which variety of Rosa Rugosa contains the highest amount of Vitamin C ? Is there any higher source of Vitamin C than Rosa Rugosa? I would like to make my own Vit. C pills.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi elizabeth, rosehips of any of the op roses (not the new fancy selections) are pretty comperable in vit c. standard red flowered rosa rugosa is among the best due to the size of the hips. using rosehips is picky work because of the irritating hairs inside. Tomatoes are very high in vit c and you can slice and dry them and eat them like candy. i suggest the low acid types such as mandarin. i personally use peppers (capsicum) as my main vit c source. i eat them daily, there are a myriad of health benefits. r

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    • Valerie Hoffman

      Can you keep the roses in a pot or green house long term?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi valerie, thanks for writing, rosa rugosa does fine in pots and will size to the pot, especially if properly pruned and dead-headed. richo

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    • Jan S.

      is rosa rugosa the plant that I have called wild roses most of my life? I sure hope so I have wanted wild roses for years but they are always on private property these days. Thank You for all you do!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello jan, probably not, as there are wild regional types that you would have encountered–in the east likely Rosa virginica, in the west often Rosa californica or R. woodsii, etc. In The attributes of these wild roses are comparable–roses for aroma, hips for Vit C, etc. richo

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