How Can I Start A Fresh Clipping Off Of My Rose Bushes - Knowledgebase Question

West Newton, PA
Question by cjo11113
May 27, 2000
Im not sure what type of roses i have but i was told they were wild roses they are alot of stems on one bush can you tell me what kind they are and can i start a new rose bush if i clip it and put it in water until it roots thank you for your help


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Answer from NGA
May 27, 2000

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planting spot. You will need a well prepared planting bed
well amended with organic matter and a location in morning
sun or partial shade as the cutting should be protected from
hot afternoon sun. Alternatively, you might try sticking the
cutting in a pot and enclosing the whole thing in a clear
plastic bag. In this case, the pot should be kept in very
bright but indirect light.


Depending on what type of rose this is, you may find that
cuttings root poorly. I mention this because many of the
hybrid tea roses simply have weak root systems.


Roses can also be layered, which involves bending a branch
down to the ground in a "U" shape so that the bent portion
is buried and the growing tip is above ground. To encourage
rooting, wound the bottom side of the branch slightly where
it touches the soil, cover it with a few inches of soil, weight it
down with a rock and top with a generous layer of mulch.
Water it occasionally during the growing season. Eventually,
the branch will develop enough roots from the wounded
area to support itself enough to separated from the parent
plant.


If the rose is a shrub rose growing on its own roots, you
may be able to simply dig up and remove a sucker, or
rooted shoot, from near the base of the plant. This would be
an easier method of propagating it.


Finally, roses can also planting spot. You will need a well prepared planting bed
well amended with organic matter and a location in morning
sun or partial shade as the cutting should be protected from
hot afternoon sun. Alternatively, you might try sticking the
cutting in a pot and enclosing the whole thing in a clear
plastic bag. In this case, the pot should be kept in very
bright but indirect light.


Depending on what type of rose this is, you may find that
cuttings root poorly. I mention this because many of the
hybrid tea roses simply have weak root systems.


Roses can also be layered, which involves bending a branch
down to the ground in a "U" shape so that the bent portion
is buried and the growing tip is above ground. To encourage
rooting, wound the bottom side of the branch slightly where
it touches the soil, cover it with a few inches of soil, weight it
down with a rock and top with a generous layer of mulch.
Water it occasionally during the growing season. Eventually,
the branch will develop enough roots from the wounded
area to support itself enough to separated from the parent
plant.


If the rose is a shrub rose growing on its own roots, you
may be able to simply dig up and remove a sucker, or
rooted shoot, from near the base of the plant. This would be
an easier method of propagating it.


Finally, roses can also be grown from seed, but unless you
are growing a species rose there is no garantee that seed
will be viable or that the resulting plant will resemble the
parent.

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