Grown almost exclusively for it’s excellent hips, this beautiful wild rose is delightful in the garden.
This is the rose referred to in all of the ‘Herbals’ and it generously produces an abundence of rosehips each season.
Often called Dog Rose, the flowers can be used irregular menses and are antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Use as a bath herb.
Rose petals are used in facial steams for dry skin. Rosewater is wonderful for dry skin, bruises, sprains, pulled muscles and compresses for sore eyes and conjunctivitis.
The hips can be eaten plain or made into sugar treat. Make jams, pies, breads, muffins, sauces and soup.
Mix chopped roses into softened butter.
Rose jam, rose ice cream, rose vinegar.
Sprinkle a few rose petals into a fruit or vegetable salad.
Mix rose petal with cream cheese for dainty sandwiches.
Rose wine is popular in the Mideast.
Rose water is wonderful added to yogurt dishes and Indian desserts.
Can be difficult to germinate. Patience is required.
Packet of 20 seeds. Fresh harvest