How do I take a cutting of a rose bush branch for replanting?
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Gale from Missouri
How you take cuttings can vary a bit depending on the variety of rose, but here are some general tips:
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I dont know how other people do it but i have been doing this for yrs and its always worked and that is to take a cutting from the rose bush at a joint, slit the ends not to much just enough to slip a pinto bean in then dip it in root tone and plant it and forget about it , the bean takes root first and holds it till the cutting takes root and the root tone is a plant harmone good luck
My mother filled her garden with roses propagated from cuttings back in the 1950s and 60s. I have tried to emulate her method, without success, much to my great chagrin. I've asked people for years on how to do this. No one ever heard of it. As I live in New England (where many older women are proudly not domestic) I was informed that this was a product of my imagination and that roses could not be propagated. My mother had to have done this in the days prior to rooting hormones as she would simply stick the branch in the ground and cover the flower with an inverted mayonnaise jar. I do remember something about cutting (was it above or below?) either the first or second compound 5-leaflet leaf. My mother has been dead for more than 20 years and although my father remembered her doing this, he did not remember the exact procedure.
I am going to try this tomorrow, Lord willing this will work, I will let you know. I am so excited, I have 19 rose bushes and hopefully after this I will have many, many, many, more!
I have good luck rooting almost anything, just cut off the new growth of a bush, stick it in soil in a pot in the shade. Keep damp, it will be ready to transplant the next spring. I have rooted lot of roses like this, good luck.
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I have been told you can grow a rose from a cutting. I don't know how to do it. Does anyone have some ideas?
By Joyce M.
Prepare a flower pot with dirt and sand (half and half). Cut the stem of the rose about 10 inch long, keeping the stronger part of the stem. It works better if you take a stem on the shrub, a more "woody" like part.
Dip the base of the stem in hormone powder (you may find such hormones in garden centers) and plant the stems in the flower pot along the wall of the pot, NOT in the middle. Put the pot outside in the shade (no sun at all).
Keep it slightly wet and next spring you will see some new leaves.
Then transplant the stems in larger, individual pots, get them out with a spoon in order to take some of the soil with it , not to brake the small roots. The dirt will be the one of your garden.