Rosa gymnocarpa seeds (Bald Hip Rose)


PNW native.  An intense rose-spice scent wafts the air from the incredibly small 2cm flowers.  An open branched graceful shrub for dappled shade. To date I’ve never seen it thrive in full sun.  Deer resistant.  No diseases. Summer drought tolerant.

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PNW native.  Small 3cm pale pink flowers are incredibly fragrant possessing a sweet spicy perfume rivaling any modern or antique cultivar. Everything about this rose is small from its delicate well formed leaves and thin stems reaching 2-3m in height in shade and 1m in full sun. Fine prickles clothe older wood. Grows well under open Douglas fir stands and mixed forest. Brilliant red 1-2cm oval to vase shaped hips in fall. Drought tolerant when established. No diseases. Deer resistant.  Plant near a well used pathway so you won’t miss its heady fragrance during its month long bloom in May.

  • Seed Count: 20-25
  • Collection Date:  Sept 2021
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Height and Width 1-3m x 1m
  • Germination test type: hand sort
  • Family: Rosaceae

How to germinate Rosa gymnocarpa seeds:

Soak seed 24 hours in warm water. Place seed in a baggie with moist sterile medium and warm stratify (keep warm at 20 C) for 30-60 days. Sow 6 mm deep, tamp soil. Keep moist, mulch and cold stratify for 90-120 days. Another method is to soak seed 24 hours, sow 6 mm deep, tamp soil, keep moist and wait 6-18 months from fall/winter sowing. Keep seedlings in the shade as intense light/sun is lethal.  Seed might take 2 years to germinate so sow thinly so first year’s generation of seedlings won’t overcrowd the second generation.





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Weight 2 g


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