Dog Rose
Rosa canina
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
(Wild rose) A beautiful but thorny climbing shrub native to eastern and western North America that produces lovely large pink or white softly aromatic blossoms that flower in June. Believed to have been named for its use to treat dog bites in the 18th century. Commonly found in woodland edges, scrambling up neighbouring vegetation. Looks great as a stand alone plant, or as a wild hedge. Rosehips mature in fall and can be used fresh to make jelly and syrup! Dried rosehips can be brewed into tea. Oil is popular for skin ointments. Rosehips are about 20 times richer in vitamin C than oranges, which is why it was commonly used to prevent scurvy! Plant in full sun in humus-rich, moist and well drained soil. Height 3-10 feet.
S5020 Seeds $4.25/pkt
S5020 Bulk Seeds $9.00/10g, $68.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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