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Nov 17, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Good morning Katie,

I have several very old roses that I like to get catting from, before I discard them. They are very woody branches and only a few of them on each rose. Please tell me how. Thank you very much and have a great day.


Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Nov 17, 2016 11:41 AM CST
You need a healthy cane. Size of finger about 12 inches long. Stick 2/3 in ground and keep it watered. Not soggy. Dip tips in rootone if you want to. They start to grow in spring !!!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 17, 2016 3:11 PM CST
If you don't have some green branches (grown last summer) on those plants, I'm not sure how good your chances are. Prunings make the best cuttings.

I have grown them as Phillip suggests. I have never used rooting hormone and I put a clear glass canning jar over them to hold in humidity. BUT... Phillip and I both have the same growing background: Zone 8 or 9 in the California Central Valley. I think this method will only work for similar growing conditions.
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