take root? - Knowledgebase Question

Saint Petersburg, FL (Zone 9A)
Question by murielweston
May 9, 2007
when planting rose, ground covers, and grasses how long does it take for the plant to take root?


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Answer from NGA
May 9, 2007

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Muriel,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

That varies between species and even between varieties sometimes. Some roses for example root in 2 weeks while others take a month or more. Conditions in the rooting chamber (moisture, temperature, etc.) and whether or not you use a rooting hormone also affect speed of rooting.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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