Rosa Seeds

Note: These seeds need to be cold statified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
Tips for propagation by Seed: Most rose seeds often take one to two years to germinate because of an immature embryo and a hardened seed coat. To reduce the waiting period, scarify the seed, then cold stratify for 30 days, then place in damp peat at a temperature of 80 to 90 degrees for four to five months by which the seed should began to germinate. Place the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle.
Due to the difficulty in germinating some of these seeds, we make no warranty other than to replace seeds that do not germinate.


BM02 Angel Wings Miniature Roses ( Rosa chinensis )
Looking for the perfect plant for your home, patio or garden?
These are probably the ones. Blooming in as little as 3 months from from the time they germinate, we have had these bloom in 4" pots before we could transplant them.
Blooming stronger and more prolifically each following year, this variety produces a constant supply of sweetly scented double and semi-double roses about 2" in size in lovely shades of rose, pink and white.
Growing to about 12-18 inches high in containers and baskets (they can eventually get larger outside in gardens as you can see in the photo, but can be sheared to any size you want ), they make excellent edging plants, potted plants or even take them indoors as lovely houseplants that will flower year round in a bright sunny window. Slow to germinate, about 3-4 months on average, this can be reduced considerably by cold stratifying, but seeds can be started any time of the year and provide good germination rate. Perennial zones 4 and higher.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
TRM483 Tokyo Rose ( Rosa chinensis )
An easy to grow from seed rose for patio plants and gardens. Charming compact rose plant, single pink and white flowers, 12 weeks seed to bloom, will stay small and compact.
  10 seeds $2.95
1A330 Fragrant Japanese White Rose ( Rosa rugosa alba )
This variety has single, papery white blossoms that open from light pink buds and have contrasting yellow stamens. The heavily-scented flowers are followed by reddish-orange hips. It grows up to 6 feet high.
This heirloom shrub has been gardened for centuries in Korea, China, Japan, and in Europe since at least 1870. It is extremely cold-hardy & can suceed even in USDA zone 2, having a natural range in Asia as far north as eastern Siberia.
Its large, edible, decorative hips are delicious raw, but they are usually cooked & strained for jellies due to the density of seeds. If the hips are not harvested, they will remain on the branches after leaf-fall and continue to provide bright spots of color until autumn's end, occasionally into the start of winter.
The fragrant flowers will fill the yard with a soft sweet smell during the flowering season.
  500mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
TRZ041 Dog Rose ( Rosa canina )
The species name of Dog rose, "canina," means "with sharp teeth or thorns" (much like a dog's teeth). Indeed, this shrub has very sharp, stout, curving thorns. This species is introduced in North America from Europe, where it ranges from Norway all the way to southwest Asia.
It grows rapidly to a height of 9 feet. Eseential oils are extracted from the fragrant white-to-pink flowers, which bloom in June and July and provide nectar and pollen for many species of bees and butterflies.

Fruit eaten raw or cooked. It can be used in making delicious jams, syrups etc. The syrup is used as a nutritional supplement, especially for babies. The fruit can also be dried and used as a tea. Frost softens and sweetens the flesh. The fruit is up to 1 inch diameter, but there is only a thin layer of flesh surrounding the many seeds. Some care has to be taken when eating this fruit, see the notes above on known hazards. The seed is a good source of vitamin E, it can be ground and mixed with flour or added to other foods as a supplement.
Be sure to remove the seed hairs. The dried leaves are used as a tea substitute. A coffee substitute according to another report. Petals are eaten raw or cooked. The base of the petal may be bitter so is best removed. Eaten as a vegetable in China.
The petals are also used to make an unusual scented jam.
The plant is high in certain antioxidants. The fruit is noted for its high level of vitamin C, and is used to make syrup, tea, and marmalade. It has been grown or encouraged in the wild for the production of vitamin C from its fruit (often as rose-hip syrup), especially during conditions of scarcity or during wartime.

The species has also been introduced to other temperate latitudes. During World War II in the United States, Rosa canina was planted in victory gardens, and can still be found growing throughout the country, including roadsides and in wet, sandy areas along the coastlines. In Bulgaria, where it grows in abundance, the hips are used to make a sweet wine as well as tea. In the traditional Austrian medicine, Rosa canina fruits have been used internally as tea for treatment of viral infections and disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract.
The hips are used as a flavouring in Cockta, a soft drink made in Slovenia. Forms of this plant are used as stocks for the grafting or budding of cultivated roses. The wild plant is used for stabilising soil in land reclamation and specialised landscaping schemes.For zones 4-8.

 450mg package ( about 35 seeds ) $2.95
E3163 Fragrant Japanese Red Rose ( Rosa rugosa rubra )
The Fragrant Japanese Red Rose has single, mauve, very fragrant blossoms that repeat all summer. It will grow into a mound when mature that is about 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide.
An excellent plant for a rose garden, perennial garden, mixed border, or hedge. The blossoms are followed by very large orange-red hips in late summer and last all winter.
Rose hips make a tasty jam when picked fresh and a wonderful tea when dried. When this rose in bloom, the bumble bees are always visiting the blossoms.
They have a delightful fragrance. Completely disease resistant and winter hardy to Zone 2, can be grown in all zones 2-8.
  250mg Package ( about 30 seeds ) $2.95
1A332 Nutka Rose ( Rosa nutkana )
Best for zones 4-9, and likes moist areas. Grows an amazing 10 feet tall when mature, this is the perfect plant to cover any unsightly object such as a stump, fence or make a living screenwall. Attractive pink blooms, and large red fruit (hips) that persist in the winter. Covered with prickles, aggressive spreader.
Nutka Rose tolerates sand, clay, no drainage and seasonal flooding, is great for a bird garden.
The foliage is deciduous, has fragrance and is edible. The flower color is pink, has a fragrance and is edible. The fruit has fragrance and is edible.
  1.25g Package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
1A333 Wild Rose ( Rosa woodsii )
The Wild Rose has a beautiful, delicate, fragrant, large, and showy flower. The plant completely covers itself with blooms during the season. Rosa woodsii also forms deep, spreading thickets in open areas, especially along drainages.
The 2-4 inch flowers range from pale pink to deep, vibrant pink. They last just a day, followed by dark red fruits ("rose hips") that range from mealy to sweet depending on the amount of rain and sun the plant receives and the time they are picked. The fruits are usually best after several frosts. Best in zones 5-8.
  1.25g Package ( about 100 seeds ) $2.95