Baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa): Bundle of 10


Bareroot plants sold in bundles of 10.

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Sold in bundles of 10.

At a Glance: Medium-sized, spindly, deciduous shrub. May form thickets and hybridize with other native rose species.

Height: Up 5 feet tall.
Stems: Dark red branches with numerous soft, straight prickles. Sometimes younger stems have no prickles at all.
Leaves: Compound leaves with 5–9 toothed leaflets.
Flowers: Flowers in May/June. Pink flowers with five petals. Usually flowers are borne singly at the end of branches.
Fruits: Orange to scarlet, pear-shaped hips. Inside, seeds are hairy.

Appeal: Grows well in a variety of habitats, including open and wooded areas, dry and moist areas, and at all elevations. A hearty native rose variety that is good for restoration.

Ethnobotany: Very few First Nations people use the hips of Baldhip rose as a food source, preferring those of Nootka rose instead. Baldhip rose does have some medicinal uses.

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
full sun > 80%
mostly sunny 60%-80%
partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
low elevation
mid elevation
high elevation


Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.

“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.