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Discussion id : 11-361
most recent 20 JAN 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 FEB 06 by Donna's Rose Garden - Northern CA
How easy is the dog rose to grow from seed?
Reply #1 of 9 posted 28 FEB 06 by Wendy C.
Roses aren't like pansies. They produce seed but each seed is it's own rose. Roses are propagated by cuttings..either grafting, budding or rooting them.
Reply #2 of 9 posted 4 MAR 06 by Donna's Rose Garden - Northern CA
Since the dog rose is a species rose, not a hybrid, I was under the impression that it could be grown from seed and remain true to the parent. Am I wrong in this assumption?

Anyway, I took the chance and am trying to grow from seed. Germination time takes 30 to 60 days so I guess I'll discover the truth this summer if I'm lucky.
Reply #3 of 9 posted 5 MAR 06 by The Old Rosarian
I have the dog rose growing wild where I live and the birds will tell you that they are very easy to grow from seed. I would agree with the birds as they have planted many seeds in my garden. Do be warned that this rose suckers madly and has a very short bloom period.
Reply #4 of 9 posted 5 MAR 06 by Donna's Rose Garden - Northern CA
Thanks for the warning. I planted the seed along a chain link fence at the back of our property where there is plenty of room to grow. Unfortunately, I didn't think about the birds and their propensity for re-seeding. Ummmm, I may re-think whether I want this rose or not. I was hoping to add a species rose for interest, but this may not be the one I should have selected.
Reply #5 of 9 posted 19 JAN 09 by DesertDance
Hi! I can't find this rose to purchase anywhere and I would be happy to pay for some seeds or cuttings. I want this rose more for it's hips than anything! I plan to make tea and good vitamin C packed things to eat.
Reply #6 of 9 posted 19 JAN 09 by Margaret Furness
For the record, this rose is bird-spread so readily it has become a declared weed in South Australia and I think also in New Zealand. I have a vague memory that its seeds may not sprout till the second year. But it's the same as Punch's advice to those about to marry: don't.
Rugosas and spinosissimas are good for hips, but again, if you are thinking of growing them on their own roots; don't. They sucker like mad.
Reply #7 of 9 posted 20 JAN 09 by DesertDance
Margaret,. thank you so much for your tender advice. BUT! I WANT this rose! Nobody has it here and there are no birds spreading it. It would be a gift if they did. It is reputed to have the best tasting hips on the earth, and therefore, my quest exists!

Let it sucker!! I'll just plant more of it!
Reply #8 of 9 posted 20 JAN 09 by Lyn G
Just click the BUY FROM tab on the rose page. The rose is probably sold under one of it's synonyms rather than by the name of 'Dog Rose'. Most likely is 'R. canina'
Reply #9 of 9 posted 20 JAN 09 by DesertDance
I tried the buy tab. For $50 bucks including shipping I could get a weed that birds freely drop? Send me the bird!! Sorry, it just seems so silly that these places are selling a weed for so much cash.
Discussion id : 10-783
most recent 2 FEB 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 5 JAN 06 by Unregistered Guest
I am looking for the Rosa Canina or Dog Rose , is there anyone in N.S.W Australia that might have it , would like to find.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 JAN 06 by
I suggest you add this plant to your wish list and we'll contact you if and when we find a source. Of course, we hope the reverse is true too - please let us know if you find a suitable supplier.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 26 JAN 06 by Beatrice Lukas
There is a possibility to send you some seeds of the Canina (dog rose) from Europe. They germinate without any problem.
Please give me information if you are interested. :-)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 30 JAN 06 by Unregistered Guest
Hi Beatrice,
Yes I would be interested I still have had no luck here (Australia).
My address details are,
Lynda Morris
" Woodbury" 151L Mogriguy forest rd
Mogriguy N.S.W Australia 2830.
Thank you for your assistance it is much apprieciated,
Reply #4 of 4 posted 2 FEB 06 by Beatrice Lukas
Hi Lynda,
the seeds are on teir way.
They are from the very plant which is to be seen at my photos at the Canina tab. You can send me a mail to the adress written on the cover, if there are any more questions - or just to give a short message that they arrived. - However, Good luck!
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