Any cons about using Carefree Beauty as rootstock?

someguyinmaineMarch 16, 2009

Hi all.

Does anyone know if there are any cons about using Carefree Beauty as rootstock?

Thanks.

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ptgrose(MN/4)

I havenÂt done any grafting of my own plants so I canÂt answer weather Carefree Beauty is a good rootstock or not. But I know of one person who uses one of his own seedlings from Buck a rose as rootstock. CB is a fairly vigorous rose with good hardiness so it may make a good rootstock. It may depend on how well it accepts grafts. Dr. Buck actually developed several rootstocks based of R.multiflora, but they donÂt seem to be used commercially though.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 9:15AM
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henry_kuska

I would suspect that some/many/most? Carefree Beautys available today are virused.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 12:25PM
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trospero(8)

I think Henry's remark is worth taking note of. I wouldn't use any variety as rootstock unless it was VID or grown myself, from seed.

Paul

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 1:14PM
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