1A329 Red Leaf Rose Rosa rubrifolia |
Excellent hedg plant. New growth emerges purplish bronze. Single pink flowers in summer followed by red hips. Rosa rubrifolia is a dense spreading rose, 5 to 6 feet tall. The canes are reddish-green, with decurved prickles. Flowers are cerise-pink, over 1 inch wide with pale pink centers and distinct yellow stamens. Rosehips follow blooms and are 1/2 inch long, smooth and red. Nice in the shrub border, for the foliage color, or in mass plantings. Native to mountains of southern Europe.
1.2g Package ( about 50 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
1A331 Virginia Rose Rosa virginica |
Another rose that makes an excellent hedge plant or fence cover. Good for zones 2-9. Virginia Rose can grow up to six feet tall. It is easy to carefree and a free bloomer, giving loads of flowers througout the season. It has hairy stems with curved thorns. Leaves are split into smaller leaflets. Leaves turn purplish-red in the fall. Virginia Rose grows in thickets, meadows, clearings, shores, and roadsides.
The flowers of Virginia Rose are pink with yellow centers. Each flower has five petals and is 2 to 3 inches wide. This plant blooms from June to August.
Virginia Rose hips are red, large and look a lot like a large berry. Rose hips are 1/2 inch wide and stay on the plant through the winter.
Rose hips are a great food source for many animals, including: American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Cedar Waxwig, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, Brown Thrasher, Song Sparrow, and many more.
People can eat Virginia Rose hips and flower petals. Hips are very high in Vitamin C (one hip has more than an entire orange). Hips are also used to make tea and medicines.
1.25g Package ( about 100 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
BM02 Angel Wings Miniature Roses ( Rosa chinensis )
Package of 10 seeds $2.95
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, ( which can take a long time ), 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, 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, but
seeds can be started anytime of the year and provide good
germination rate. Perennial zones 4 and higher.