1 Package of 25 Seeds
A very adaptable shrub, widely distributed in the northern parts of North America, Europe and Asia, in a variety of habitats, from boreal forests to thickets, river banks and roadsides.
It is interesting as an ornamental thanks to its beautiful pink flowers but also as a medicinal and edible plant. The leaves and flowers can be used to prepare teas. The young shoots and unripe fruits (hips) can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
When mature the red-orange fruits can be used in marmalades and jams. A very cold tolerant plant, ideal for cold-temperate climates. Germination: Sow about 1mm deep in a well drained seed sowing mix. Keep the mix moist for 2 - 3 weeks at a temperature of 27 - 32°c. After that period keep those at 3°c for the next 4 months by which time it should be starting to germinate. The seeds will only germinate with light