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May 18, 2020 1:55 PM CST
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Hi All,

Yesterday I caved and bought a Boscobel from our local nursery. When I went to plant it, this little seedling was in the soil around the base. It is super tiny but seems to have its own root system. Does anyone have advice for taking care of it so that it may grow? It would be fun to see if it takes.

Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
May 18, 2020 5:40 PM CST
Until that tiny critter gets a couple more sets of leaves there is no way to even tell if it is a rose or something else.

May 19, 2020 5:46 PM CST
Yes, I figure it will take some time to see if it is, but it will be fun to see. With the red stem it looks just like a few pictures or videos of rose seedlings I've seen like this one from the Santa Clarita Rose Society site:

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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
Roses Dahlias Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
May 20, 2020 9:45 AM CST
Since I'm sowing my rose seeds for some time now, that picture has the definite characteristic shape of rose cotyledons. Ime, they take quite a lot of time to set out new leaves (real); specially at first. I would keep yours in a semishaded place but very well lit, protected from frost.
Good luck. Love to see outcome.
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
May 20, 2020 10:06 AM CST
Watch keeping the soil to wet. Seedlings can damp off rather easily. And that's with any new seedling of any plant really.

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