Ready to be potted up?

JoshTx(8a)January 20, 2014

I have two cuttings of Maggie that have a tangle of roots at the bottom of their cups. They've both put out new growth, quite aggressively I might add, and they are no longer covered baggies. They haven't been covered by baggies for a while, and they have not slowed down. What do y'all think?

Josh

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JoshTx(8a)

Here's a look at the bottom of one of the cups, if that helps. I have two Lamarque that are at about the same stage. Roots look very similar, but I haven't uncovered the Lamarque yet.

Should I continue to coddle them in their cups or should I pot them up to a one gallon?

Josh

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 11:56AM
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brittie(Houston 9a)

I would pot them. Those are great looking roots!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 3:37PM
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JoshTx(8a)

Thanks for the advice Brittie! It's been a pleasant surprise to have such vigorous cuttings!

Josh

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 4:26PM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

With those roots it would be torture for them to stay confined. They'll just keep going around and around and that's not what you want the roots to do. Kudos to you, Josh, for having succeeded in making your own little roses. Much cheaper!

Ingrid

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 4:32PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Yes, pot them up but don't go to a huge pot. I'd only go to a one gallon at most. They look marvelous!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 5:30PM
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PortlandMysteryRose(8)

Ready for 1 gallon pots. Great job, rose papa Josh!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 7:26PM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

And Maggie is such a great rose. Congrats!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 8:50PM
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JoshTx(8a)

Excellent! I'm so excited to pot them up! These are the first I've ever successfully rooted. I now feel like a real rosarian. I can check off "Able to propagate" on my gardener resume.

Though, I wholeheartedly believe it had little to do with me. I was reading in Antique Roses for the South that Maggie is incredibly easy to root. Considering my novice status, I have no doubts the vigorousness of the cultivars was the key to success. I have some other less vigorous varieties in cups right now. We'll see if I can actually make regular cuttings take.

Thanks everyone!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 9:27PM
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poorbutroserich(Nashville 7a)

L'Hay wasn't built in a day! Congratulations!
Susan

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 11:01AM
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belle_va(6b)

Those are some good looking roots! I find myself in awe of just how hardy roses can be. I lost a few to voles in the garden a couple of years ago. It was fall. They just fell over and when I went to pick up the sticks I could see the chewed off bottoms. I tossed the gnarly gnawed bits and pieces of most but for some reason threw a few stems of Sharifa Asma in a pot and forgot about her. Literally just shoved her in the dirt. The next spring lo and behold, she had regenerated and is now a nice little bush. Total novice luck I'm sure since I really have no idea how to take cuttings. I sure wish I'd tried it with the chewed up remains of the divine posthumous Buck rose Dawn Star that Chamblees no longer carries. Anyway, great roots!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 9:41PM
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