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Rosa rubiginosa

Rosa rubiginosa
sweetbriar rose; eglantine
Rosa rubiginosa

Synonym(s) Rosa eglanteria
Common name sweetbriar rose; eglantine
Family rosaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z4-9)
Flowers pink, fragrant
Size 4-6'

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-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Soaked seeds one day. Pot 70F (4w), then set outside (mid-December). 25%G, early May.

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