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Wild Rose Seed Collection - 5 Packets - RP Seeds

Wild Rose Seed Collection - 5 Packets

£6.49

This collection of 5 Rose species has many uses; stand alone shrubs, hedging, screening, cut flowers and even Bonsai!  These lovely free flowering Roses will also provide an abundance of autumn berries loved by wildlife.  Supplied in separate packets with a detailed growing guide for each.

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RHS Award of Garden Merit

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on RHS award of Garden Merit pants visit rhs.org.uk/plants

 

 

RHS Plants for Pollinators. 

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

 
            Rosa canina  (Dog/Wild Rose)  

Lovely native species rose often grown as part of an informal mixed hedge to provide colour and interest amongst the green.

Hardy Shrub
Flowers & Fruit: Summer to autumn
Height: 4m, Spread: 3m
Position: Sun and will grow in any soil
Packet of 50 seeds

 

 

        Rosa rugosa (Ramaras Rose)

Vigorous species rose which forms a dense shrub smothered in flowers from summer to autumn. Makes a lovely hedge on its own or can be added to an existing hedge for a splash of colour.

Hardy Shrub
Flowers & Fruit: Summer to autumn
Height & Spread: 1 - 2m
Position: Sun and most soils (dislikes very wet soil)
Packet of 50 seeds

 

           Rosa rugosa alba (Ramaras Rose)

Vigorous species rose with glossy, wrinkled leaves and luxuriant single, pure white fragrant flowers, 9cms across, in summer to autumn.  Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardy Shrub
Flowers & Fruit: Summer to autumn
Height & Spread: 1 - 2m
Position: Sun or semi-shade and any reasonable soil (dislikes very wet soil)
Packet of 50 seeds

 

          Rosa multiflora (Japanese Rose)

Beautiful, robust species, native to Asia, producing a mass of white flowers with a pink blush and lovely contrasting yellow centres in late spring to early summer.  Will grow just about anywhere.

Hardy Shrub
Height: to 5m but can be pruned to any size
Flowers: Late spring to early summer
Position: Anywhere!
Packet of  50 seeds

 

 Rosa rubrifolia syn. glauca (Shrub/Dog Leaved Rose)

Distinctive Rose species due to its striking foliage which emerges coppery-purple, matures to blue-grey then fades to subtle red shades in autumn. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Hardy shrub
Height: 2m, Spread 1.5m
Flowers: June to July
Position: Sun to dappled shade in any soil
Packet of 40 seeds


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Sow very thinly in trays or pots of moist seed compost mixed with a little vermiculite and just cover the seeds with vermiculite. Seal inside a polythene bag and place the container in the fridge for 12 weeks. 

[If sowing a large quantity, mix seeds with the compost/vermiculite and place in a resealable bag in the fridge, then sow into trays or directly outdoors in a nursery bed.] 

Then move to a temperature of about 14-16C and germination should take place in 1 to 6 months. Throughout this process check regularly and ensure the compost does not dry out. Note: Germination can be very erratic, so sow thinly and prick out the seedlings as they become large enough to handle disturbing the rest of the compost as little as possible.

Alternatively, sow as above and place in a cold frame or sheltered part of the garden in autumn and let nature take its course – germination will begin in spring. Remember to protect pots from wildlife! I personally find this a very reliable and easy way to germinate seeds. 

Growing Instructions: 
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots and grow on in plenty of light but shaded from direct sun. Harden off plants (move plants outdoors during the day and back in at night for 10 days) and plant out when large enough in a sunny spot with moist soil (dislikes very wet soil).


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