Syn. Rosa spinosissima
Native Region: western and southern Europe
Zone Range: 03-09
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 23 August, 2015
Seed count: 8-10
This dense prickly species rose has small fern-like dark green leaves composed of 7-9 leaflets and bears solitary creamy white flowers in spring or early summer. The flowers are followed by spherical purplish-black hips. Height 3 feet; spread 4 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in autumn. Grow in moderately-fertile, humusy moist but well-drained soil in full sun.