Roses forum: Sucker or new basal growth on mini rose?

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Ireland (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe
Aphria
Feb 21, 2019 8:01 AM CST
This little shoot on my miniature rose has grown at lightning speed in the last 5 days or so. From doing some reading online rose suckers are not good and need removing. I don't know if this is a sucker or just new basal growth as the plant overall is doing really well on my living room window sill. Can any rose people give me an idea on whether to do something or leave it be? Thanks.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 21, 2019 9:16 AM CST

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Mini roses are rarely grafted, you have three cuttings in that pot and one has produced a new shoot. Thumbs up
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Ireland (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe
Aphria
Feb 21, 2019 9:29 AM CST
That's great news, thank you Hurray!
There are actually 4 cuttings in there so I'll give them more space in a couple of months and probably move it outside.
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Feb 21, 2019 10:38 AM CST

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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Feb 21, 2019 3:42 PM CST
Congratulations! For being indoors your mini rose is healthy and happy enough to give you a new shoot. Be extremely careful separating them when you re-pot them. I've found I've lost several of the cuttings in trying to do so. I now just leave them alone and just pot or plant them together. It makes for a bigger, fuller bush that way anyway.
Ireland (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe
Aphria
Feb 21, 2019 3:54 PM CST
seilMI said:Congratulations! For being indoors your mini rose is healthy and happy enough to give you a new shoot. Be extremely careful separating them when you re-pot them. I've found I've lost several of the cuttings in trying to do so. I now just leave them alone and just pot or plant them together. It makes for a bigger, fuller bush that way anyway.


Thanks so much...I picked it up last November from the discount shelf in Tesco for €2 and that was with a ceramic pot! Expected it to last a week and then die on me but it really is a happy little thing as long as I give it plenty of water. I won't try to separate the cuttings. I'll repot all of them as they are into a larger pot and put it in the cold frame for a little while in April/May and hope it continues to be happy outside. Does that sound like a good enough plan?
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Feb 21, 2019 6:27 PM CST
Sounds good. You need to harden it off slowly and then get it in full sun. Plant it right in the ground. It should be fine.
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jerijen
Feb 22, 2019 12:17 PM CST
OH, WAIT! You said you got it from Tesco!

You are in the UK?

In the UK, Mini Roses have traditionally often been budded (unlike in the U.S., where they are almost invariably own-root).

Being as there are 3 plants in the pot, they may indeed be own-root, but you might want to check the plant tag to see who grew it for Tesco, and check with them.
Ireland (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe
Aphria
Feb 22, 2019 1:21 PM CST
jerijen said:OH, WAIT! You said you got it from Tesco!

You are in the UK?

In the UK, Mini Roses have traditionally often been budded (unlike in the U.S., where they are almost invariably own-root).

Being as there are 3 plants in the pot, they may indeed be own-root, but you might want to check the plant tag to see who grew it for Tesco, and check with them.


I'm in Ireland but I'm sure the roses are sourced from the same place as the UK. I'll keep an eye on it...from what I've read suckers look completely different to the rest of the plant but this new growth does have the same foliage emerging. It has grown incredibly fast though so I'll see whether it grows differently Crossing Fingers!
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Mustbnuts
Feb 22, 2019 2:23 PM CST
Jeri, your knowledge just astounds me every time (as does the rest of you on here). Are you willing to do a brain transplant or a mind-meld with me so I can learn???
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jerijen
Feb 22, 2019 4:57 PM CST
HaHaHa ... all you have to do is get old!
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That mention of budded minis came from a talk I heard a couple of decades ago, given by an exhibitor from England.

But in fact, if there really are 4 plants in that pot, they may in fact be own-root.
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Mustbnuts
Feb 22, 2019 10:31 PM CST
Old--well, I am already there! Love the pictures of your sweet beasties!
Ireland (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe
Aphria
Mar 11, 2019 3:31 PM CST
Not only did my indoor mini-rose produce a new shoot but it has now created a new bud Hurray! Hurray!
I feel like this is a phenomenon after so many people saying it won't survive indoors nodding

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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Mar 11, 2019 5:00 PM CST
Congratulations! What ever you're doing keep doing it. It's working! I would suggest that you do get it outside when you can though. You'll be amazed at how ell it does out there if it's doing this well in the house. Post a pic when it blooms, please!
Ireland (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe
Aphria
Mar 29, 2019 3:06 PM CST
My lovely red rose bud has opened Lovey dubby
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porkpal
Mar 29, 2019 3:34 PM CST
So pretty!
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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Mar 29, 2019 5:22 PM CST
Yeah, it's beautiful! And your plant looks very healthy!
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Mustbnuts
Mar 29, 2019 6:51 PM CST
Beautiful! Congrats!

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