Roses forum→Would you bother planting this rose?

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Northern MO (Zone 6a)
Jun 22, 2018 8:59 PM CST
I went out to plant this 'Brother Cadfael' last night, and found these black spots at the bottoms of the green, new stems. It came bareroot and has been in it's two gallon pot since - it drooped a bit the first few days, but hasn't since. It's looked fine, until I noticed the dark splotches last night.

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This particular specimen is grafted onto Huey (and had a 'lovely' 6-8in rootstock shank Thumbs down ). I'm in a cold enough zone I'm burying grafts - I have fought the good Doctor once, and I will not again! Would you guys go ahead and plant this, or write it off as a bareroot loss and get a different plant?
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Jun 23, 2018 8:31 AM CST
No. However I would keep it in its pot for a whole longer in case a miracle occurs.
Northern MO (Zone 6a)
Jun 23, 2018 10:02 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I'll pass on planting it then, and swap in The Wedgewood rose for it's place - I have roses on/for all the other towers except Bro. Cad's, and his is fairly visible. I'll get him again later and put him where Wedgewood was going.
(Zone 6b)
Cat Lover Moon Gardener
Jun 23, 2018 8:11 PM CST
ac91z6, I would try air layering one of the canes, turning it into an own root. When it roots, clip it off and throw the doc huey plant away. I just came in from doing 3 of those air propagators on body bag potted roses, and I think I know why my first one didn't work. I watched a video where this guy showed exactly where and how to strip the bark all the way around starting right under the edge of a leaf node. I just scraped bits off my first time. Apparently you have to remove the bark all the way around to interrupt the hormones. That is what forces the plant to grow roots. It's worth trying, and you can do it with plastic cups or just about anything. The air pots I'm using are just more convenient. The title of the youtube video is CLONE Your Favorite Plants & Trees | AIR LAYERING | Simple Propagation Techniques | BEFORE & AFTER
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