Shrub rose with glossy dark green leaves on a criss-crossing of very thorny stems. Soft pink flowers in late spring are followed by orange hips. Ours took a good many years to bloom after raising it from seed; that was at least partially because I had originally placed it in a position where it got too much shade. In late December, most leaves have dropped but plenty of the orange hips remain.
||sweetbriar rose; eglantine
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '03 trade. Soaked seeds one day. Pot 70F (4w), then set outside (mid-December). 25%G, early May.
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May 31, 2015