Gardening

The rose hips, a rosebush with wild charm


Install a rosehip in the garden, it will charm you with its beautiful flowers in spring and will delight you with its fruits all winter!

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Rosa canina
Family : Wild rose
Type : Rosebush

Height
: 1 to 3 m
Width : 1 to 3 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade

Foliage:
Semi-persistent, lapsed -Flowering: Spring, summer

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How to plant a rose hips

The rose hips are a shrub easy, rustic, which generally thrives in all types of soil.

The best time to plant a rosehip is autumn, then the spring.

A rosehip is an ideal shrub in massive, isolated or for the constitution of wild hedges.

  • You will install your rose hips at sun or partial shade in the hottest hours.
  • Plant your rose hips in a mixture of garden soil and potting soil with, ideally, a bed of fertilizer at the bottom of the hole.
  • Water generously after planting.
  • Mulching saves water and prevents weed growth.

Rosehip berries are best harvested in the fall when they are still firm, but they can also be harvested after the first frosts, when they are chard.

Rosehip cutting

To propagate a rosehip, take cuttings 8 inches long from the ends of the year-old branches of the shrub. Place them in a mixture of 2/3 light soil and 1/3 sand and place it to the north. Keep the soil moist throughout the winter.

In the spring, transplant your rooted cuttings into healthy, well-drained soil, exposed to the sun. Straw to facilitate recovery.

Caring for a rose hips

As mentioned previously, the rose hips are very easy to maintain. A few simple steps will be enough to have a beautiful flowering year after year.

  • A rose bush fertilizer in the spring will make the flowering even more dense and abundant.
  • Mulching at the foot of the rose hips will prevent weeds from growing and keep the soil cool
  • Removing faded flowers as they go helps promote the appearance of new flowers.
  • Annual pruning will greatly promote flowering.

Prune a rose hips well

If you prune your rose hips regularly (once a year) you will allow it to have better growth, a pretty habit and better flowering from spring to autumn.

  • Pruning is best done after flowering.
  • Remove dead wood as you go.
  • In hedges, you can maintain the desired height by pruning after flowering.

To know about rosehips

Install a rosehip in a corner of your garden: it will charm you with its beautiful flowers in spring and will delight you with its fruits all winter!

Decorative when in bloom with its simple, slender flowers with white to pink petals, the rose hips are adorned with small red fruits in the fall. These, the rose hips, are extremely rich in vitamin C: it takes 1 kg of lemon to obtain the equivalent of vitamin C contained in 100 g of rosehip!

To enjoy them all winter, collect them after a first frost - which will tenderize them - and dry them quickly by putting them near a heat source. Added to your morning tea, they will energize you for the day.

Planting a rose hip is within everyone's reach. To get the most out of rose hips, prefer the species "Rosa villosa" (or hairy rosehips): its fruits are the richest in vitamin C. Its hairiness is a distinctive sign.

Rosehip berries are readily used in jam or jellies, but also the famous homemade ketchup.

Virtues and benefits of rosehips

Rosehips are a gold mine for pharmacopoeia: the buds stimulate the immune system, the galls, once dried, can be used in the same way as the fruit for invigorating herbal teas or decoctions.

The cuisine is no exception and rose hips are used in many recipes for jellies, jams and other "ketchup".

Before using them in a culinary preparation, pass them through a sieve to remove the seeds and hairs (the famous scratching hairs that amused children of yesteryear so much): they are diuretic and irritating.


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M.-C. H.

Video: Homemade Rose Hips Syrup Recipe - High in Vitamin C (October 2020).