Syn. Rosa glauca
Native Region: Europe from France to Austria.
Zone Range: 2-9
Preferred Climate: Full/semi sun; average well drained soil.
Harvest Date: Monday 02 November, 2009
Seed count: 20-25
Lovely shrub species rose with purplish red foliage. Single reddish pink elongated petaled flower clusters appear only once a season but what a show! Very nice ornamental. One of the hardiest disease free roses one can find. Grows two meters tall and with a 3 meter spread at maturity.
This rose tends to grow larger due to our mild climate (to 4 meters). Can be used as a small climber or trimmed as a shrub. This rose blooms on old wood so take care when pruning. Easy to grow. Disease resistant. Lovely hips pesist in winter.
Soak seed 24 hours in warm water. Sow 6mm deep, tamp firm and apply mulch. Rose seed sometimes needs 18 months to germinate...a bane for rose breeders who don't keep meticulous records and use sunlight fade resistant marking pens! Another method for ALL rose seed sown anytime of year is to place the seed: place seed in baggies of sterile medium and warm stratify at 60-68°F (15- 20°C) then place in a plastic bag for ten weeks, then refrigerate for ten weeks. Sow in containers and expose to Spring like conditions.