Roses forum: A different method

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Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Apr 19, 2010 8:12 PM CST
I haven't tried this way, but it looks interesting, and easy.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Apr 19, 2010 10:52 PM CST


That's a really interesting method, Andi. I've had terrible luck with trying to propagate some of my roses, and everyone else has too, I think, because they're roses that aren't offered by any of the own-root nurseries. Audrey Hepburn is one of them. I bought mine grafted years and years ago from some God-awful place like Michigan Bulb. I've tried to grow it for several friends, but never with any luck. The softwood cuttings grow for a while and then eventually falter and die. Maybe the hardwood method would work on it. Or maybe it just refuses to grow on its own roots.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
Apr 22, 2010 4:07 AM CST
Does it matter how the cuttings are oriented during the callousing process? ( In other words, how did the pictured cuttings know to grow roots at one end? Were the cuttings held vertically during the callousing process?)
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Apr 27, 2010 6:43 PM CST
I haven't tried it , yet, I don't know. When I read it, I assumed that they were kept vertical, but it isn't clearly stated.

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