Roses are best known for their large showy flowers and distinctive fragrance. Roses come in many colors ranging from white to purple. They prefer full sun but will grow in partial shade.
The rose is not just the most loved flower in the world, it is also the flower regarded as the symbol of love.
The rose is edible and a very good source of vitamin C. The rose also grows into a fruit. It is called a rose hip and is used to make jams, jellies, syrup, teas and wine.
They bloom in the late spring and all summer long. They are a sturdy, hardy, woody perennial. They can last for many years.
Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Stratify in the frig for 10 - 30 days, until they start to sprout. Sow them ¼ inch deep in soil. Keep moist, not wet. Sometimes it can take up to a year for seeds to germinate.
Plant near: Garlic, and mint to keep aphids away. Plant near lavender to keep deer away.
Hardy Zone: 4 - 10