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Circumposing Roses ~ Also known as Rose Propagation


  1. Tissue culture:

    By far the most difficult and many varieties are impossible propagate by this method. We cut tissue from a select Mother plant of the rose when the Rose bush is in active growth & place it in-vitro under growing lights until it can be transplanted. The clone is then harvested to be planted in a pot or in the field for a period of two years or until it can be sold as a saleable plant.

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  2. Rooted Cuttings:

    Many of the Shrub & Species Roses are propagated by rooted cuttings.

    We cut a 10 cm portion of a select Mother plant of the rose when the Rose bush is in active growth, dip the basal end of the cutting in a rooting hormone, stick it in an aerated mixture in the greenhouse until it roots. The cutting is then harvested to be planted in a pot or in the field for a period of two years or until it can be sold as a saleable plant.

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  3. From Seed:

    A rose hip is formed after bloom is finished. The seed from the hip can be harvested and seeded into seed beds or containers.

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  4. Grafting Roses:

    Most if not all roses can be propagated by grafting commonly known as budding.

    In year one the grower must select a root understock to bud (graft) on to. The selected root stock is seeded.

    In year two the rootstock is often t-budded with a select eye from a mother plant. The eye is selected from desired plants when blooms are coming near their end. The eye is inserted in the neck (where the root meets the stem) of the rootstock and sealed by a rubber band.

    In year three the stem of the rootstock is cut just above the growing eye that was inserted the previous year.

    In year four the rose can be harvested and transplanted to a desired location.

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