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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 29, 2012 2:12 PM CST
found a new rose I want. Its called Sitka and comes from Sitka Alaska where it grows wild. Would love to find someone who lives in Alaska and have them send me one. Here is the picture of it.

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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Oct 29, 2012 4:18 PM CST
That rose is all over the riverbanks up there. When we visited, I picked a handful of the rose hips to bring home. The wildlife there feast on rose hips, and my friends who live there use it for jam and jelly!
The window for getting cuttings is probably pretty short--June-August?
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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Oct 29, 2012 5:14 PM CST
Tell your friends to keep me in mind for cuttings next year.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 31, 2012 10:51 AM CST
According to Dr. Svejda quoted at HMF, Sitka was "brought to Alaska by Russian fur traders." It's a hybrid rugosa known to exist before 1903. It certainly does look like it's good at making lots of bright red hips.

Cindy, did you plant any of the pips?
Name: Diana
Willamette Valley
Oregon Zone 8a
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Greenfield
May 31, 2014 8:46 PM CST
We went to SE Alaska last fall and I picked a few rose hips from a Sitka Rose Hedge. I planted the seeds right away when we returned home and now they are sprouting. I was there too late for the blooms, but the rose hips were large and plump and bright red. The hips were so attractive that I would grow the rose just for the hips! I am looking forward to seeing the blooms as well, probably won't get them this year on the small plants, but when it happens I'll try to post a photo. Alaska was such an awesome experience, we look forward to going back ✿◠‿◠)

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