Yet another way to propagate roses
Around a month ago, we were digging out some own-root roses to move to a more appropriate site. We dug out as many roots as we could, but apparently left a few in the ground. Some of the roots that were perhaps 1/4 inch in diameter, had begun to sprout shoots that are now growing into plants. We have removed a few more of the roots and put them into 1 gallon pots filled with good potting soil and they are all putting out shoots. This is a quick and very easy way to produce new plants from own-root roses. Obviously, this will not work on grafted plants.