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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.
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May 18, 2020 5:40 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
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.
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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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May 20, 2020 9:45 AM CST
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche,Rio Negro, Argentina (Zone 8a)
Dahlias Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Roses
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.
Arturo
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May 20, 2020 10:06 AM CST
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
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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