Growing and propagating tips
Wild roses can be propagated in several ways. Seeds can be removed from ripe hips, gently rubbed with sandpaper and planted immediately that fall. Shoots or cuttings can be removed from the mother plant as well, although these methods seem to be less successful than planting seeds.
Once established, like many native plants, wild roses typically don’t require much care. They should be planted in areas with lots of sun and well-drained soil. Watering is important as they become established, and the deadwood can be cut back in the spring; they will flower on the older stems, so leave the living canes. Another part of their beauty is that they are not as susceptible to pests or the cold of harsh winters as hybrids. However, they can succumb to powdery mildew and black spot.