Is Dr. Huey slow to root?

donaldvancouver(cool wet z8)September 5, 2012

Hello- I have some cuttings of a neighbourhood rose that looks an awful lot like Dr. Huey- almost thornless, nearly-single deep red flower early in season, etc. I am rooting it in hopes of using it as rootstock. It is starting to callus nicely but it has been very slow- at least three weeks to get to the slightly-callused stage. Meanwhile I have a Morden Sunrise that threw down roots in just over two weeks in the same environment.

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hardyyeh

Hi, Donald. Yes, while I find multiflora very easy to propagate, Dr. Huey definitely takes longer to root. Probably you'll need a good rooting hormone to get good success rate from Dr. Huey cuttings. - Hardy

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 12:21PM
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grandmothers_rose(z6b VA)

Dr. Huey rooted quickly and well for me in June 2011. I just dipped the cuttings in rootone, stuck them in potting soil in styro cups and left them uncovered in a shady spot. 8 of 9 rooted. I thought I had rooted Oklahoma and was mighty disappointed and embarrassed to see that Dr. Huey bloom this spring. I kept two to experiment with as root stock. Just pitched the rest.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 9:25PM
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