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How Unusual Is This?

Posted by drippy z6 MA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 4, 06 at 8:07

A couple of years ago, I bought a Honey Perfume rose, and while planting it, broke off a small branch. I stuck it in a cup of Miracle Gro potting soil and kept it on my deck all summer, watering it when I watered other things, but not babying it in any way. To my surprise, it rooted - I planted it in a different place than my original bush (which died - I think it was in a poor spot in my yard), and it's been growing and blooming ever since.

Is it normally that easy to root roses, or was that just a fluke? I used no misting, plastic covering, rooting hormone, any of that stuff.

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RE: How Unusual Is This?

Some roses root easier than others. You found one that does. Congratulations!

That is a great thing to have. I found

out that New Dawn, Little Buckaroo, and Red Cascade are great for that as well. Wanna swap cuttings? I have other stuff!
Some plants will not die. Some, alas, won't live no matter what you do. Enjoy Honey Perfume.

RE: How Unusual Is This?

Drasaid, I love my Honey Perfume, and was devastated when the mother plant died. I am not a very good rose mom yet - I have a Marmalade Skies that I love that's struggling - the SECOND one I've had :( - anyway, I'm learning a little more each year. My surviving HP is only about a foot tall; it was started from a cutting in 2004. I want to let it get a bit bigger before I start cutting it again, but if I get any good at this, I'll swap cuttings in the future!

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