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Sweet Hips Rose

Ornamental and edible

Sweet Hips Rose

Ornamental and edible

  • Hardy, resistant to disease, low maintenance
  • Hips are unsurpassed in flavor and bigger than others
  • Eat hips fresh, frozen or dried
  • Hips left on the bush create a stunning winter display
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Product Description

This rose bush has it all! Just when we thought Rosa Rugosa Roses couldn't get any better, along comes Sweet Hips™ Rose. Sweet Hips has all the great features we love about Rosa Rugosas—hardiness, disease resistance, low maintenance. But Sweet Hips yields some of the largest, sweetest hips a rose has seen! Unsurpassed in flavor, the hips from Sweet Hips are much easier to harvest and use due to their bigger size. They can be harvested once they have colored and can be eaten fresh, frozen or dried. You can even use them to make jellies or syrups. If left on the bush, the hips will hang in bright, red bunches and create a stunning winter display—birds will appreciate the winter feast, too!

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Rosa Rugosa KAPswehp
  • Season: Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 4 - 6 feet
  • Spacing: 6 feet
  • Zone: 2 - 7
  • Spread: 6 feet
  • Foliage: Leathery, wrinkled, dark green leaves grow on prickly stems.
  • Depth: Plant with bud union at soil surface or 2 inches below in cold climates.
  • Blooms: Blooms cover the plant in early summer and continue to bloom sporadically till frost.
  • Yield: Heavy
  • Fruit: Sweet Hips features large bright red rose hips with excellent sweet tart flavor, and firm crunchy texture.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained soil. Tolerant of almost all soil types.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Remove spent blossoms, dead wood, rubbing canes, weak growth and suckers. Spray or dust weekly for insects and disease. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.
  • Form: Shrub
  • Flowers: 2-3 inch single blooms are bright pink with yellow center, borne in thick clusters.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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