Flowers - raw or cooked. They can be added to salads. A delicious taste. Normally it is just the petals that are eaten, the white base of the petal is removed since this often has a bitter taste.The seed is a good source of vitamin E, it can be ground and mixed with flour or added to other foods as a supplement. Be sure to remove the seed hairs.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Rosa carolina.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July in a shaded frame. Overwinter the plants in the frame and plant out in late spring. High percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. Select pencil thick shoots in early autumn that are about 20 - 25cm long and plant them in a sheltered position outdoors or in a cold frame. The cuttings can take 12 months to establish but a high percentage of them normally succeed. Division of suckers in the dormant season. Plant them out direct into their permanent positions.Layering. Takes 12 months.
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Grows well with alliums, parsley, mignonette and lupins. Garlic planted nearby can help protect the plant from disease and insect predation. Grows badly with boxwood. Plants produce suckers. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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