Rose Hip Plant

by Margaret

Hello! I love this site, thank you for giving your time & effort in sharing. I am planning to grow my own roses for rose hip tea, but have concerns about the type of roses to grow and thank you for all of your caution with pesticides and wild roses. Will any "heirloom" rose work? There are so many varieties out there.

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May 01, 2014
Rose Hip Plant Suggestions
by: Grandma

Hello Margaret,

I'm so happy that you found my website and enjoy visiting it so much, that means a lot to me.

You're right, there are so many verities of rose plants that it can get overwhelming when shopping to start a rose garden, especially when you're inspired to start growing your own rose hips.

I'd suggest you start with the good old heirloom antique roses. I have a huge rose bush growing in my yard called Seven Sisters and I'm sure it's over 50 years old. It gives me tons of rose hips in the fall and a beautiful variety of 7 shades of pink roses in the summer. The only complaint I have is the roses don't last very long, maybe a few weeks to a month before they are gone for another year. Another good rose plant is called Alba, it gives the best tasting rose hips and yields plenty.

I would suggest you try finding your plants at a local nursery with people you can trust. Always make sure you ask about the pesticides.

I hope this helps!


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