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Rosa canina Schmid's Ideal (Schmid's Ideal Rose seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.

Rosa canina

'Schmid's Ideal'

Brier Rose, Dog Brier, Dog Rose

In Stock: 1.189 lb (Total:1.189lb)
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1.19 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
1.19 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: summer sowing in mulched beds results in germination the following spring. 

Introducing Rosa canina 'Schmid's Ideal' Brier Rose, also known as Dog Brier or Dog Rose. This versatile plant is not only a beautiful addition to gardens with its white or pink flowers on long, arching canes, but it is also edible and packed with nutritional benefits. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, used in jams and syrups, and even dried for use as a tea. The syrup is especially valuable as a nutritional supplement for babies. The petals are also edible and can be used in cooking or to make an unusual scented jam. In addition, the dried leaves can be used as a tea or coffee substitute. Did you know that this plant was used in victory gardens during World War II in the United States? It is also popular in Bulgaria for making sweet wine from its abundant hips. As an understock for hybrid tea roses, Rosa canina is widely naturalized in the U.S. and native to Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. Choose Rosa canina 'Schmid's Ideal' for a beautiful, edible addition to your garden. Learn more at http://plants.usda.gov.

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