Wild Rose Wildflower Seeds
Also known as Nootka Rose, this lovely Wild Rose ranges throughout BC and into Alberta in open areas and along woodland borders at lower elevations. It can reach up to 3m (10ft) in height and has large pale-pink to rose coloured flowers that produce a fragrant perfume from May to July.
Another attractive feature is the scarlet fruits or hips which remain on the thorny stems all winter. Wild Rose grows well in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, rich soils.
The branches, flowers, leaves and hips of Wild Rose were used by aboriginal people for a variety of medicinal, nutritional, and flavouring purposes. Today, the rose hips are used to make teas and jellies rich in Vitamin C.
Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.