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Roses keeping their hips all winter...

Posted by true-blue QC, Canada Zone 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 27, 14 at 14:17

Hi,

I was wondering if there are roses, which keep their hips throughout most of the winter, to contrast with the monotonous heaps of white snow in the garden?

My Rosa glauca's, hips rot and turn black by November.

Thanks,

Bob


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RE: Roses keeping their hips all winter...

Alba Semiplena does, until late winter, when the birds get hungry enough to eat them


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RE: Roses keeping their hips all winter...

Thanks, Malcolm.

What coincidence. I planted a semi-plena last year! I suppose I'll see some hips next winter. That's great.

Actually, I was looking for an excuse to plant another rose :-) i I was wondering if Rosa eglanteria kept it's hip through winter?


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RE: Roses keeping their hips all winter...

I don't see any hips on the eglanteria. My guess is that somebody ate them. Squirrels can do an amazingly thorough job of stripping some roses. They are much more efficient than birds, which usually manage to miss some to find later.


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RE: Roses keeping their hips all winter...

Thomas Affleck


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RE: Roses keeping their hips all winter...

Thanks mad-gallica as usual to the point :-)
Thanks shopshops for the recommendation.


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