Looking for some Rosa roxburghii seeds

There’s a spectacular plant of R. roxburghii at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC so I was hoping to cop some hips from it when I made my annual Fall pilgrimage there last week. It did have some late hips but they were empty, and actually hollow like a vase.

My own roxburghii were too small this year to give me any hips, and I’d anyway like to broaden my gene pool so if anyone has a few OP hips of roxburghii they would be willing to part with please let me know.

If you are expecting seeds from the double version, you may have a long wait. I’ve had mine for eighteen years and the hips in fall are great spider habitat, never burdened with seeds. I’ve never even seen ovules in the hips.

You might want to contact Riverbend Zoo and Arboreteum in Columbia SC as they have a magnificent big single version and in past years it had maturing hips come midsummer.

Malcolm Manners and Steve Scaniello also have single versions of roxburghii that have set hips in the past.

I have seeds from last year in the fridge… in fact, I had a germination a few days ago.

You can have them, along with the R. moschata abysinnica X Evelyn seeds.

I’ll send them out this Monday.