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Wild Thang Rose Seeds

Packet of 20 seeds, WTRO_S $4.20

This hybrid rose is one of the few selections that we found as a chance cross with rugosa rose and dog rose. The hip production is lower compared to our other strains but the structure of the upright plant with the long arching canes and the lack of seeds within the fruit make it a valuable edible hip as well as a nice ornamental rose.  Flowers have a nice fragrance and can be eaten as well. 

To germinate the seeds: Store in lightly moist peat moss for 90-120 days in refrigerator storage from 33-38 F.  After 90 days, some of the seeds may germinate quickly. Pick those out and plant carefully in a well drained soil mix.  A portion of the seeds will not-- but will sprout the following season. Normally the rose seed has a hard and rather water repellant seed coat and letting the soil bacteria work on it , will cause the seed coat to break down and then allow for germination to take place.  The best method:Plant outside 1/8 inch deep outside in the fall placing seeds 1/4 inch apart. Easier to grow outside than in pots. 

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Rosa hybrid
Seed Source Michigan
Hardiness -20 F
Height (ft) 3-5
Width (ft) 4-8
Pollination Requirements Self fertile.
Soil Almost anything including clay and sandy rock.
Climate Zone 3ish to zone 8. No foliar disease issues in humid climates.
Ease of Cultivation An easy plant to germinate seeds from. Quite vigorous and can be transplanted as one year plants usually.