In late September I collected Nootka Rose hips from the bluff above Puget Sound at the Kingston Ferry. I squeezed the seeds out of the hips and surface planted them in 4″ pots. I left them uncovered, outside in full sun all autumn and winter. The seeds germinated in late January and early February. Previously I read wild rose seeds can take up to two years to germinate, but these were really quick and easy. It looks like there’s a mix of red and green stems, so it will be interesting to look for genetic diversity as they grow. I’m already excited to do more next year.