Caninae roses are a subcategory of the Species rose group and are also commonly known as dog roses. These wild roses are native to Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia, and are widely grown for their ornamental value, as well as their medicinal and culinary uses.
Caninae roses typically bloom once a year, with clusters of pink or white flowers that have a delicate, sweet fragrance. They produce small, round hips that are high in vitamin C and can be used to make jams, jellies, and teas.
Some popular varieties of Caninae roses include ‘Belle Poitevine’, which has bright pink flowers with a white center and blooms in early summer, and ‘Canary Bird’, which has yellow, single-petaled flowers and blooms in late spring. Other notable varieties include ‘Hansa’, ‘Roseraie de L’Hay’, and ‘Scabrosa’.
Caninae roses have been cultivated for centuries and have a long history of medicinal and culinary use. They were also used in the creation of many modern rose varieties, including the popular hybrid tea roses. Today, Caninae roses remain a popular choice for gardeners and rose enthusiasts alike, thanks to their beauty, fragrance, and versatility.