Roses - collect and sow seeds

Roses - collect and sow seeds

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.

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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 nameLatin nameblossomHeydayStaturerosehips
Pike roseRosa glaucacarmine red, white centerend of June200 to 300 cmspherical, dark red
Chinese gold roseRosa hugonisdelicate light yellowMay180 to 240 cmsmall
May roseRosa majaliscrimson-carmineMay to June150 to 200 cmsmall, spherical, very rich in vitamins
Mandarin roseRosa moyesiiscarletJune250 to 300 cmbottle-shaped, scarlet
Shiny roseRosa nitidabright pink, yellow stamensend of June60 to 80 cmsmall, red, round
Alpine hedge roseRosa pendulinapale pink, yellow stamensEnd of May / June100 to 200 cmbig, red, bottle-shaped
Beagle roseRosa pimpinellifoliamilky white, yellow stamensMayup to 120 cmflat-spherical, purple to brown-black
Igelrose (chestnut rose)Rosa roxburghiisoft pink to whiteJuneup to 200 cmflat, green, prickly
Scottish fence roseRosa rubiginosaPink with white center, yellow stamensMay to June200 to 300 cmoval, bright red
Potato roseRosa rugosadepending on the variety, white to purple-redJune to Octoberdepending on the variety between 60 to 200 cmmostly apple-shaped and orange-red
Vinegar roseRosa gallicadepending on the variety, white to multicoloredJuneabout 50 cmred
Apple roseRosa villosapure pinkJune to July150 to 200 cmlarge, apple-shaped, dark red

Tips

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.