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Sunday - March 25, 2007

From: Lincoln, NE
Region: Midwest
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources
Title: Sources of Rosa acicularis for research
Answered by: Damon Waitt


I am a professor at the University of Nebraska and would like to obtain some Rosa acicularis plants to do research with. Can you tell me how to purchase them. Thanks.


We found Rosa acicularis (prickly rose) in the catalogs of several nurseries (the one in bold is in Nebraska) and a propagation protocol at the Native Plant Network. Try contacting the following companies to check on availability:

Bow Point Nursery

Galetta Nursery

Lawyer Nursery, Inc.

Oikos Tree Crops

Aquatic and Wetland Company Wholesale Plant Nursery

Rosa acicularis

Rosa acicularis

Rosa acicularis

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