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Question about starting a rose

Posted by wyndrose 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 18, 14 at 11:31

I would like to start a rose from a cut piece. My neighbor has a cream rose in her front yard and I am going to ask for a piece of it but I am not sure how to start it or when would be the best time. Can I get some ideas from you guys please?
Thank you

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RE: Question about starting a rose

I guessed you are from TX or similar climate. Here you go. There is also more then likely you tube video demo's if you like to have visuals. The Garden Web has great Rose garden forums (3), haven't been on them in a while but they used to have a lot of great active members.

Here is a link that might be useful: Texas Rose Help

RE: Question about starting a rose

thank you and I am in South Carolina

RE: Question about starting a rose

I just came across another post of yours and saw that I had the incorrect state. :-) But pretty darn nice place to be from and great for roses too! The extension service for specific states is always a great place to get information about all kinds of topics. For gardening or garden related information they are a go to source for information specific to your state conditions. It is also free which as a garden junkie I really like...more money for gardening! Don't forget the public libraries also. I haunt mine during the winter when looking at online pictures just won't get me through.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clemson University Extension

RE: Question about starting a rose

This works if it's not one of those drafted roses. Choose a semi-hardwood stem about 6-8 inches. (too green and the stem could dry out fast, too hardwood and it takes too long. Choose something in between) Remove the tip, leave only 2 leaves on. Use a rooting hormone, sphaghnum moss or gritty sand as the growing medium. Scrape off some of the woody outer bark, exposing the greener part. Do this just below where a node is. Stick this in the growing hormone and then stick in the growing medium. Place a clear and perforate plastic over the pot. water from below and keep the container moist. Place in a semi shaded spot.

My great aunt just used to do air grafting (air layering) to great success. That's a another way of propagating.and it works well because all you need to do is to scrape off the bark of a stem, add some of the rooting hormone, cover with sphagnum moss, wrap with perforated clear plastic, tie up both ends, then water. Then let the mother plant continue to nourish itself and the stem. In a few months, there should be roots showing and by then, you can cut the stem and plant it.

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