The Macartney Rose (Rosa Bracteata) is an antique and native rose with small white or pink flowers blooming from April to June that will colonize by stem rooting. Arching canes reach 10' and can form thickets if not pruned. Its round, fleshy hips provide wonderful foodstuff for birds from July to December, or harvest for culinary/medicinal purposes. You will receive one viable plant in 3" pot.
CULINARY & MEDICINAL: Rose hips have a high content of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and iron. In addition, Rose hips are rich sources of bio flavonoids, pectin, vitamin E, selenium, manganese, and B complex vitamins. It also contains moderate amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and silicon. These hips are small, so best used by cooking, mash and straining to remove seeds, then making jelly or syrup.