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Rosa canina L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Rosa canina L.

Character recognition:

Plant: is a deciduous shrub usually growing from 1 to 5 m in height;
Root: rhizomatous;
Stem: covered with sharp hooked spines and prickles;
Leaves: odd-pinnate, with 5 to 7 leaflets, with serrated margins and soft hairs on the underside;
Flowers: hermaphrodite; are fragrant. They are usually pale pink, but can vary between a deep pink and white. The bowl-shaped, 5-petalled flowers are 4-6 cm across and in clusters of 1-5;
Fruits: polyachenes.

Confusion: [...]

Rosa canina
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Copyright photo © C. Simion ::: 2012 - IASI ::: Rosa canina L.

Ecology / Plant spreading

Rosa canina L.

Bloom time: Jun , Jul
Flower color: white, rose
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun, Part Shade
Propagation Material: Seeds

It is a variable scrambling rose species native to Europe, including Britain, northwest Africa and western Asia.

Classification

Rosa canina L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Rosa canina L.

Rose seed often takes two years to germinate. This is because it may need a warm spell of weather after a cold spell in order to mature the embryo and reduce the seedcoat. One possible way to reduce this time is to scarify the seed and then place it for 2 - 3 weeks in damp peat at a temperature of 27 - 32°c (by which time the seed should have imbibed). It is then kept at 3°c for the next 4 months by which time it should be starting to germinate.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July in a shaded frame. Overwinter the plants in the frame and plant out in late spring.

 

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