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Apr 13, 2018 12:59 PM CST
|We have to move and I'm devastated leaving my rose bush behind. Someone in the family told me to get clippings to plant.. somebody else told me to dig up the bush and just plant something else in its spot. Any advice comments and/or step by step instructions on this is welcomed.
I got these roses as a 16th birthday present 17 years ago from a relative who is now deceased and have no idea what variety they are to be able to buy them again to keep the memory. They started to bloom in March so I have some pictures of them as they look today.
They are very fragrant with painted petals. I call them my wonderland roses because they remind me of Alice in wonderland when the cards were painting the roses red. Any help identifying them is greatly appreciated.
Apr 13, 2018 2:03 PM CST
It is the wrong time of year to move a bush or take cuttings. Hopefully, we can help you ID this one. By chance, is the old metal tag still down there someplace buried in the crown of the plant?
There is one I had in my garden in CA. It is called "Scentimental" Floribunda Rose.and has a very strong fragrance. It was patented in 1996.
If its not the right one, you will have to look for one that was patented more than 17 years ago.
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Apr 13, 2018 3:58 PM CST
|Gorgeous rose! I disagree about the timing of the cuttings, if you choose some branches that have just bloomed. Cut a piece about 10" long, remove the spent bloom and all but the top-most couple of leaves. Cut the bottom at a slant just below a removed branch or bud, Dip the end in rooting hormone if you like, plant it in damp potting soil about 4 - 5" deep, and make it a little greenhouse out of a 2 liter bottle with the bottom cut off. When you see new growth you can remove the bottle cap. The soil should stay damp but not wet. If the plant starts to come out the top of its greenhouse, you can remove the bottle. Keep it in a warm bright spot out of the sun. Start several cuttings to improve your chances. Best of luck!
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
Apr 13, 2018 4:23 PM CST
|I agree with Porkpal, I also have take many cuttings of roses this time of the year. I also do almost the exact same thing as he does with the exception I mist mine two to three times a day with distilled water. I am not an expert but have I guess ended up with about 80% survival rate. Good luck to you.
One more thing take your cutting very early in the morning and keep them in water till you strike with hormone.
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