Native Region: Central and Southern Europe, Asia Minor
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Mediterranean
Harvest Date: Tuesday 30 September, 2014
Seed count: 15-20
This arching species rose bears two-inch blush pink single. apple-scented flowers, followed by large, persistent orange-red hips. Height 8 feet; spread 6 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seeds into pots or modules using standard loam-based seed compost mixed with coarse horticultural sand. Mix to a ratio of 1 part compost to 1 part sand. Cover with coarse horticultural sand and place in a cold frame. Germination takes 2-3 months. Plant seedling singly into 4 inch pots and grow on in a cold frame for a further season before planting out. Grow in moderately-fertile, humusy moist but well-drained soil in full sun.