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This may seem a silly question but can you grow a rose bush from a rose hip?



You can, it will take years to grow and will probably not be the same as the rose the hip came from. Most modern roses are hybrids...

3 Jul, 2011


M G is right. I have done it for an experiment with Rosa Rugosa and 2 years on that plant is only 6 inches high.

3 Jul, 2011


If from a shrubby modern rose, such as a Hybrid Tea, or a Floribunda, it may bloom the year following planting, and is likely to be quite different from its parent. I would expect Rosa rugosa to wait two years, as would climbers, but Ojibway's experience probably means that something is wrong--it should have several vigorous shoots 12-18 inches tall, by now.

4 Jul, 2011


Many thanks for the information will try as an experiment and let you know if anything grows.

7 Jul, 2011


Have fun Merseagirl and let us know what happens - that way we all learn

7 Jul, 2011

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