Rose Propogation - Knowledgebase Question

Ludlow, KY
Question by savta7
February 21, 2000
What is the best procedure to start a new rose from an existing plant?


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Answer from NGA
February 21, 2000

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In the spring, choose healthy leafy canes that are not too tough and about the diameter of a pencil. Using a sharp knife, cut off the soft tip of the cane and then cut it into 4-5 inch pieces. Each piece should have at least 2 nodes and some leaves.

Strip off the bottom leaves exposing a node and plant the cuttings in moist soil and keep them in bright shade and high humidity. You can use containers covered with plastic bags, or set them in the ground in the shade and cover them with plastic jugs. You might try both methods. Take as many cuttings as you can to ensure success.

Good luck with your propagation project!

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