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Is Dr. Huey slow to root?

Posted by donaldvancouver cool wet z8 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 5, 12 at 10:26

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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RE: Is Dr. Huey slow to root?

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

RE: Is Dr. Huey slow to root?

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.

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