rooting rose clipping

Tink5980(7a)May 15, 2012

I read somewhere that you could you could use a potatoe to root clippings....anyone know about that?

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waynewky

A friend said that her grandmother rooted roses in potatoes. I haven't tried it. Try it!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 8:59PM
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txgardeningmama(7/8)

LOL JUST READ THIS POSTING TO MY HUBBY (THE ROSE GROWER) NOW HE IS SAYING THAT HE HAS TO TRY THIS LOL WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 7:35PM
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mgleason56(Michigan 5b)

This has been around for years and years, and not something I'd try except for in the fall/winter if no other methods worked (which they do);

1 Cut a piece of rose bush stem 6 to 8 inches long with a sharp, clean knife or pruning shears. This should be done in winter when the blooms have wilted and hips are forming.

2 Cut off the spent blooms, hips and lower leaves. Do not cut the nodes, or eyes, above the leaves.

3 Fill the nursery pot 1/3 full with potting soil and place on a plate or drainage pan.

4 Punch a hole 3 inches deep into a healthy potato using a screwdriver.

5 Insert the bottom end of the cutting into the potato hole.

6 Place inside the nursery pot and cover with soil so that about 3 inches of the cutting sticks out.

7 Place in indirect sunlight and keep surrounding soil moist but well drained for two months. Transplant into a permanent place outdoors in the spring.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 4:39PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Never heard of this one before! Sounds like an interesting winter project.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 10:47AM
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caflowerluver

Can you put in more than just one cutting per potato? Like 3 or 4?
Clare

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 9:08PM
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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

any of ya'll ever try this?

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:17AM
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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

any of ya'll ever try this?

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:18AM
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