Blog post: 29th Nov 2015: Seedling roses

Views: 93, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
This thread is in reply to a blog post by glengarry23 entitled "29th Nov 2015".
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Image
LysmachiaMoon
Nov 29, 2015 7:44 AM CST
That is wonderful advice. I am going to leave some hips on my roses this year.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
Image
glengarry23
Nov 29, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Hi Annie,..i have never heard or read of anyone doing this,.. which is beyond me,..my father used to do this and it worked,..not that he was always happy with the rose bloom that resulted,..sometimes no roses appeared at all.

Expert Rose Growers wouldn't use this method as its all down to chance,..then its also down to chance how the rose growers do it,..not forgetting it takes about 4 months before a rose hip is mature then going through the process of washing the seeds,..storing them in a paper towel with a spray of peroxide,.. within a plastic bag in a fridge for several weeks,..all before you plant the seeds.
[Last edited by glengarry23 - Nov 29, 2015 11:14 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #997861 (2)
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
Image
LysmachiaMoon
Nov 30, 2015 8:07 AM CST
It's likely that home growers are subtly discouraged from using this method for fear they're going to produce the next "Peace" or "Mr Lincoln"... that privilege is reserved for the "professionals" Glare I know that the multiflora roses in my area propagate exuberantly from seed... I do wonder if some of the modern roses (the Knockout series, etc.) might produce sterile or very nonfertile seed? At any rate, I'm going to try it!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
Image
glengarry23
Nov 30, 2015 6:36 PM CST
You could well be right about some roses producing sterile seeds as it happens with plants,..i do remember reading about legal issues when producing roses from seed for commercial purposes though it didn't apply so much for ones own garden,..then who is to know Whistling ,..everything else gets copied Angel

If you wanted you could go down that very long road of growing a rose bush from seed the way the professionals do it,..i did it once and it seemed to be forever waiting for the seeds to be ready for potting.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Blog post: 29th Nov 2015
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"