Collect and sow rose seeds
Naturally, seeds can only propagate if the rose species sets fruit, which in turn also ripen in our latitudes and contain seeds. This is usually the case with almost all wild roses and wild rose hybrids, but very rarely with cultivated roses. You should remove the pulp of seeds that you have collected yourself, clean them thoroughly and first subject them to stratification. Then germinate the seeds - not yet sown, but store them on a damp paper towel - although most of the seeds will probably not emerge. You need patience because rose seeds take weeks to months to germinate. The seeds are only sown after germination, whereby the germ - the later root - should be set down.
- Collect and sow the seeds of the grape hyacinth
- Wood sorrel seeds: collect, examine, sow
- Blue pillow collect seeds, dry them, sow them
Suitable types of roses for growing seeds
The following table provides an overview of wild roses and wild rose hybrids with particularly beautiful rose hips. Of course, the list does not claim to be complete, the number of different wild rose species and breeds is simply too extensive.
|German name||Latin name||blossom||Heyday||Stature||rosehips|
|Pike rose||Rosa glauca||carmine red, white center||end of June||200 to 300 cm||spherical, dark red|
|Chinese gold rose||Rosa hugonis||delicate light yellow||May||180 to 240 cm||small|
|May rose||Rosa majalis||crimson-carmine||May to June||150 to 200 cm||small, spherical, very rich in vitamins|
|Mandarin rose||Rosa moyesii||scarlet||June||250 to 300 cm||bottle-shaped, scarlet|
|Shiny rose||Rosa nitida||bright pink, yellow stamens||end of June||60 to 80 cm||small, red, round|
|Alpine hedge rose||Rosa pendulina||pale pink, yellow stamens||End of May / June||100 to 200 cm||big, red, bottle-shaped|
|Beagle rose||Rosa pimpinellifolia||milky white, yellow stamens||May||up to 120 cm||flat-spherical, purple to brown-black|
|Igelrose (chestnut rose)||Rosa roxburghii||soft pink to white||June||up to 200 cm||flat, green, prickly|
|Scottish fence rose||Rosa rubiginosa||Pink with white center, yellow stamens||May to June||200 to 300 cm||oval, bright red|
|Potato rose||Rosa rugosa||depending on the variety, white to purple-red||June to October||depending on the variety between 60 to 200 cm||mostly apple-shaped and orange-red|
|Vinegar rose||Rosa gallica||depending on the variety, white to multicolored||June||about 50 cm||red|
|Apple rose||Rosa villosa||pure pink||June to July||150 to 200 cm||large, apple-shaped, dark red|
The popular Rosa rugosa hybrid “Roseraie de l'Haÿ” does develop a beautiful, bronze-colored autumn color, but no rose hips. But this variety can be propagated by runners.