Free Shipping on $50+ orders!

Basket

Swamp Rose Seeds

Rosa palustris

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: To soften the hard coating on these seeds, rub them lightly with sandpaper or soak them in 180 degrees F water overnight. Mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 4 months before planting. Sow the seed in early spring, planting 1/2" deep. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which is notoriously slow and irregular. Some seeds may not sprout until the next year.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. When grown from seed, these plants usually begin blooming in their second year. Mature plants do not tolerate drought well, preferring consistently moist soil in swampy or marshy areas. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the season, remove the rose hips and split them open to remove the seed. Separate the seeds from the plant material and spread them out to dry. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Rosa palustris

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 6,200

Stratification: Warm/Wet for 8 Weeks, then Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 12 Weeks

Height: 60 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Aromatic, Cut Flowers

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $6.00 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $10.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $30.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $120.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $450.00 Sold Out
Add to Wishlist

DESCRIPTION

IN-STOCK ORDERS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY VIA THE US POST OFFICE.

In spite of the delicate beauty of its blooms, this native plant is one of the prairie's toughest plants. Unlike many native roses, this particular species thrives in constantly wet soil; in the wild, it can often be found along streams or in swamps. The Latin species name "palustris" means "of marshes," referring to this plant's preference for wet soil.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: To soften the hard coating on these seeds, rub them lightly with sandpaper or soak them in 180 degrees F water overnight. Mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 4 months before planting. Sow the seed in early spring, planting 1/2" deep. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which is notoriously slow and irregular. Some seeds may not sprout until the next year.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. When grown from seed, these plants usually begin blooming in their second year. Mature plants do not tolerate drought well, preferring consistently moist soil in swampy or marshy areas. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: Near the end of the season, remove the rose hips and split them open to remove the seed. Separate the seeds from the plant material and spread them out to dry. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Rosa palustris

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 6,200

Stratification: Warm/Wet for 8 Weeks, then Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 12 Weeks

Height: 60 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Aromatic, Cut Flowers

Reviews