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Rose Bushes/w/red seed pods
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WallSal55 - IL --    Posted 11-10-2003 at 08:12:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
My white rose bushes are loaded with red seed pods. I never paid much thought before
as all my other roses seem to come up by suckers,
and I never noticed any seed pods.
Do you leave the pods alone? Or can you pick
them and plant them elsewhere?
Because they are white, they tend to be very
fragrant, so increasing the number of bushes would
be great!

bulldinkie    Posted 11-11-2003 at 12:14:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I made a wreath with the miniature rose hips.Beautiful. You should remove as they take energy from bush.

Danny in CO    Posted 11-10-2003 at 13:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with Wisereader. I believe they are rose hips.

Almost all (if not all) roses you buy today are grafted roses. If you have suckers coming up, these are from below the graft and from the root stock and will not match the rose flowers unless they are wild roses.


Wisereader    Posted 11-10-2003 at 12:24:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those sound like rose hips. Can be used to make jelly, to flavor tea and hot drinks, or just eaten, etc. Rose hips are extremely high in Vitamin C and are a major ingredient for the manufactured vitamin in health stores.
I never heard of anyone using them to start new plants with, so can't offer any advice in that regard. They all should be cut off in the spring when you prune the bushes. Do a search on them and you will see many, many uses for them.

~Lenore    Posted 11-10-2003 at 14:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

Rose hips.
Some are pretty and red and look like decorations on your bush.
The birds also like them.

WallSal55    Posted 11-10-2003 at 14:56:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Birds! That's why there's none left in the spring!

~ and further more    Posted 11-10-2003 at 14:31:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a very interesting site with more info on rose hips.

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