Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is about 15mm in diameter, but there is only a thin layer of flesh surrounding the many seeds[K]. Some care has to be taken when eating this fruit, see the notes above on known hazards.The seed is a good source of vitamin E, it can be ground into a powder and mixed with flour or added to other foods as a supplement. Be sure to remove the seed hairs.
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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This species usually has a procumbent habit, the stems growing along the ground and rooting at intervals. It can be trained, however, to climb and can then reach a height of 6 metres. A fast-growing plant, annual growth can reach 4 metres in length. The plant is evergreen in mild winters. 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. Closely related to R. luciae. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. This species has very fragrant flowers, which are produced later in the season than most species roses. The leaves are also immune to mildew. For these reasons it has been much used in hybridisation programmes for producing new ornamental cultivars.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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