Source of Rosa setigera

dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Anyone know of a mail order source of this native Texas rose ?

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Prairie moon should have seeds and bare root plants. They ship bare root stock of some species in the fall.

It isn't too difficult from seed. I grew a bunch this year from hips someone had given me on a whim. I cleaned the seeds, rubbed them between two pieces of fine sandpaper, moist stratified in the fridge for 3 months and got nearly 100% germination. After one growing season the plants are about 2 feet tall. Hoping I will get some blooms next year.

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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Hmm, I never thought Prairie Moon up north would have it...I'll check it out.
That's what I'm wanting to skip (if I can), a year or more of seedlingness. I expect a desert rose to grow pretty slowly :(

Edit: I'm an idiot...I meant rosa stellata. I typed setigera...no wonder you said Prairie Moon had it. I looked and looked at the pic and thought, this is not what I had in mind (lol)...darn mind...always failing me. Maybe I'll type rosa arkansana instead (by accident).

I'll start a thread titled Stellata (or try) unless you have some suggestions today (lol)?

This post was edited by dbarron on Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 7:37

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Nope, not familiar with R. stellata. If it isn't commonly cultivated it might be worth looking for some native plant societies within its natural range. It was a native plant society event where I was given the R. setigera seeds.

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