Syn. Rosa rubrifolia
Native Region: Mountains of central and southern Europe
Zone Range: 02-09
Preferred Climate: Subalpine to warm temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 23 August, 2015
Seed count: 20-25
Red purple stems with almost steel blue leaves and the elegant single pink flowers make this one of the most desirable species roses for the garden. The flowers are followed by orange-red hips in fall. Height 6 feet; spread 5 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in autumn or spring. Maintain even, but not excessive, moisture until the seedlings are large enough to transplant. Grow on in any good, well drained, garden soil.