September 30, 2017A close-up of the ripe hips on plants growing in hedgerows near Chester, England. This branch had hips in singles and clusters. The plant was covered in hips, so must have been spectacular in bloom. I have gathered several dozen hips for seed extraction. I will stratify them and start them this spring. I know the flower color can be variable on this species. I plant to cross the best seedlings with some Austin roses in my collection.
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