Is there a "secret" to propagating Fortuniana?
I've been growing roses for less than a year, and rooting cuttings less than that. I had some absolutely beautiful HEALTHY cuttings of Fortuniana, and I killed every last one of them. They seemed to rot. The stems started turning brown from the bottom up. I prepared them the same way I do my OGR, but with very different results. I then tried to root Cherokee cuttings, thinking they seem very similar, but killed them too.. I'm going to try again in the spring, varying the dampness of the pearlite.
Has anyone got any advice for me?