Baldhip Rose

Rosa gymnocarpa
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: qel’qulhp
  • Description: Deciduous shrub grows up to 1.5m tall. Soft prickles densely cover the stem. Fragrant five-petal pink flowers are followed by “bald” red hips.
  • Habitat: Dry to moist soil. Hightly drought tolerant in partial shade.
  • Harvest: Fragrant pink flowers bloom May to mid July. Harvest the hips in the fall, when bright orange or red. Hips are sweeter after a frost.
  • Edibility: Pear-shaped hips are great in tea.
  • Fun Fact: One hip contains as much vitamin C as an orange. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers.

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