Methods for propagating the rose hip

Methods for propagating the rose hip

Sowing: For the patient

To do this, the ripe rose hip fruits are picked in autumn after the first frost. At home, the nuts / kernels contained are freed from the shell and the fruit pulp.

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Since the seeds have to go to rest before they can germinate, it is advisable to store them in the refrigerator, for example, or dry in a container outside the refrigerator until spring. The motto here is: patience is a virtue ...

It continues as follows:

  • Sow seeds in spring
  • Cover seeds 5 mm thick with earth, sand or gravel
  • Moisten the soil regularly
  • Germination: good
  • Germination time: up to 2 years
  • ideal germination temperature: 10 to 25 ° C

Is propagation from cuttings recommended?

In comparison to sowing, the propagation of cuttings is faster and more effective. It happens in autumn or in spring. For this purpose, shoots 15 to 20 cm long (with 4 to 5 eyes) are cut from the dog rose.

Please note:

  • the optimal cutting is between 0.7 and 1 cm thick
  • defoliate the lower part and remove the thorns
  • at least one pair of leaves should remain in the upper part
  • plant in a pot (the top leaves should look out)
  • plant out in May
  • best location: protected, partially shaded to shady

Propagate with the help of runners

The dog rose is happy to develop root runners. Over the years they turn it into an impenetrable thicket. They can also be used to propagate the plant.

When propagating via the root runners, the runners or shoots are separated with a spade. The best time is in spring or autumn before budding. After separation, the shoots are shortened to 1/3 and planted in a suitable substrate. They should be watered there regularly over the course of the next few months so that new roots form quickly.

Tips & Tricks

Probably the easiest way to multiply the rose hips is with the help of runners. Not much can go wrong with this.