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Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Jul 24, 2017 9:00 AM CST
does this plant produce seeds and will they look like the parent plant?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 24, 2017 6:32 PM CST
Yes. Not necessarily.
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 24, 2017 8:14 PM CST
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Almost all Rose of Sharons that are doubles are sterile. I have grown many varieties of double Rose of Sharons. One of my personal favorites in flowering plants. In almost 35 years of growing many different kinds, I have never had one produce a seedling. Most doubles are grafted. They are upright and neat looking small trees. Most of the doubles of the Chiffon variety appear as large bushes and do not appear to be grafted. They could be propagated by cuttings. They try to put four together to make a plant probably why they are bushy. I have seen single bloomers get mixed in with Chiffons, I have cut them out when the plant was small.
I have known people to accidentally cut the graft on a double and get half a tree of single blooms. In both those instances you would get seeds from the single blooming side not the double. For a good double I would buy from a nursery.

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 24, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Okay. I guess I should have said: Maybe. Not necessarily.

I looked on line to see double Rose of Sharon and saw lots of seed for sale so I assumed.... I have only singles and they have LOTS of seed.
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jul 25, 2017 4:55 AM CST
Daisy, I would have thought that too, judging by the many many seedlings I get from good old single plain ones, too.
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Name: stone
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stone
Jul 25, 2017 6:07 AM CST
Alda... It would help if you told us what you had in mind.
Do you have the plant? Considering getting some?

I've taken cuttings from as many varieties as I've discovered in the area.
I find that they root very easily, no rooting hormones required.

In fact, one year I had a bucket of cuttings sitting around until the leaves fell off... When I eventually planted those leafless sticks, they leafed out and had blooms within the month!

I've never seen seeds.
I have a garden where I had to dig out all the single bloomed types and replace them with doubles... The lady didn't appreciate all the seedlings from the singles... D'Oh!
Name: Alda yarbrough
Tx. (Zone 8a)
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cillay
Jul 27, 2017 11:40 AM CST
Thanks everyone for the info.. Guess I will go for the cutting route. I have a lovely pink double and several of the red ones. cillay If anyone has some cuttings from other colors, I would pay postage for some other colors..
cillay

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