Rosa blanda - Meadow Rose

This is as close as you can get to a "thornless" rose - any "thorns" that do occur are bristly prickles at the base of older stems, while the new and upper stems remain smooth. Naturally occurring in prairies, meadows and open woodlands, Meadow Rose produces showy pink flowers that have a pleasant fragrance, and are 2"–3” across with yellow centres. Rosa blanda is the host plant for the larval stage of the Apple Sphinx Moth. The berry-like rosehip fruits it produces turn bright red in late summer and provide provide food for birds well into the winter.

Rosa blanda does spread by rhizomes so be sure to give it plenty of room!

 

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  Pink
  Mid-Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  3' - 4'
  Sand to Clay
  Medium to Moist

 

Approx. 12 seeds per pack - 92 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies & Honeybees!
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!

 

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO


Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Double dormancy. Mix seed with a moist but not wet, seed starting mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. Remove and store at room temperature for 8 weeks. Then put back into the refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 6 mm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Double dormancy. Plant seed 6 mm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall. Seed will germinate after experiencing two winters.

Rosa blanda - Meadow Rose

  • Product Code: C17920
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95