Growing roses from cuttings

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Growing roses from cuttings

Post by NewzBun » Sat, 11 May 2002 11:44:48



I heard from a friend that it was possible to grow roses from cuttings of your
own rose bushes.  They said there was a way you could take a cutting, and stick
the end of it in a potato!  I've never dreamed that something like that could
work, and I was wondering if anybody had ever heard of this little trick.  If
so, how in the world would you do this, and if it's NOT possible, is there any
other way that you can grow a new plant from a cutting?  THanks for responses.

                                                        Denise

 
 
 

Growing roses from cuttings

Post by Eric Gabe » Mon, 13 May 2002 10:27:42


After the first bloom, take a heel from the rose bush, cut off the top, take
off the foilage about half way up, put this in the ground, and put a glass
jar over the top of it.  It should bloom by the fall, BUT, cuti it off so
the roots will grow.  Remember it will take about 3 years to get a good
plant from the cutting.


Quote:
> I heard from a friend that it was possible to grow roses from cuttings of
your
> own rose bushes.  They said there was a way you could take a cutting, and
stick
> the end of it in a potato!  I've never dreamed that something like that
could
> work, and I was wondering if anybody had ever heard of this little trick.
If
> so, how in the world would you do this, and if it's NOT possible, is there
any
> other way that you can grow a new plant from a cutting?  THanks for
responses.

>                                                         Denise