fluffy rosehip?


karaman
valued member

fluffy rosehip?

28 Dec '09 8:06 pm
hallo,

what has made this rosehip go all fluffy? thanks for your help

sue
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jhbrooks
contributor
Phoenix, Arizona

Diplolepis rosae

3 May '10 12:50 pm
This looks like a gall caused by the tiny wasp Diplolepis rosae. Galls generally don't harm the plants they're found on. However they can be pruned out if you want to take the time.

karaman
valued member

Re: fluffy rosehip?

3 May '10 7:20 pm
hallo again jhbrooks,

hallo again - i think it looks pretty and if not harmful, no need to prune it. live and let live. it was just curiosity, now satisfied. thanks again

sue

skar88
contributor

Re: fluffy rosehip?

16 Aug '10 12:13 am
You have to cut open a rose hip to get the seeds. Not all roses get seeds, due to the fluffy flowers.
Roses are usually propogated by cuttings. It is faster and easier to do than growing from seed. You can take a branch and have a plant ready to flower in a year.
Cut off a branch that does not have flowers. Should have atleast 2 sets of leaves. Most often a piece about 8" long is used. Place the cut end in potting soil of ground and keep it nicely watered. It will grow roots and leaves and bloom much sooner than a plant from seed.


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