11 responses to “Rosa canina”

  1. Sandy Steinman

    Rosa canina in bloom in Nagy Mezoi, Bukke National Park, Hungary

  2. Susan Geer

    Dog rose is an aggressive weed in the vicinity of Hell’s Canyon in Oregon and Idaho.

    1. Amgharad Highes

      Only in hell would a rose be considered a weed!

  3. Albertine Ellis-Adam

    Teaching biology students our native plants in the Dutch dunes, for R. canina referring to the shape of its prickles, we used the mnemonic: the dog rose bears cat claws.

  4. chris jankot

    is it true that canina does not sucker? trying to identify a locally found species rose NOT multiflora!

  5. R Parker

    Chris, there are so many native roses, some that sucker, some that don’t. Depending on where you live, you could plant a truly local species – check the web for roses native to your area. Rosa canina is beautiful, and Rosa multiflora is a serious invasive. But please do not plant an aggressive non-native (which R. canina IS in some areas) just because it is not as bad as another.

  6. Pygge

    I love this one! I grows wild all over my part of Sweden and in my garden too. I have a big one climbing in my Lilac hedge – it’ s so beautiful in the summer and winter. I don’t see it as a weed for sure!

  7. Tamara Stromquist

    It looks like a wild cousin of my favorite rose, “Dainty Bess.” (I don’t know how accurate the color is on these photos–probably quite good.) Bess is pale pink with maroon stamens.

  8. Sue Vargas

    The scent is heavenly – perhaps the Dog Star has something to do with it.

  9. Linda

    I remember being given rose hip syrup as a child to boost our Vitamin C intake. We used to collect the hips from the hedgerows and mum boiled them up with some sugar to make a cordial, very delicious it was too.

  10. Tonia

    Does R. Canina grow in Ontario? Can it be used as a rootstock for graft ?

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