Posted by Gardening Felix | Posted in Rose Gardening Tips | Posted on 21-03-2012
Tags: buds, cut flowers, new rose, parent plant, roots
Creating roses from cuttings is a good and cheap way to stock up the roses in your garden. The ‘junior roses” will have the same attributes as the respective parent plant (as it is a genetic clone of the parent), so you can easily multiply roses of the type you like best.
Create roses from cuttings. An How to.
It’s best to create cuttings a bit later in the year (early to late summer), as a dormant rose will not form roots and new leaves, thus being vulnerable to mold. For doing so, cut of branches about ten to fifteen inches long from the old plant and stick them deeply into the soil – circa half of the complete branch should be covered by soil. You best cut large leaves off or cut them in half, as they would consume a large amount of energy that your new rose may not be able to supply.
I found it handy to cover the cutting with a preserving glass put on top of the cutting so that moisture is retained inside and the plant is protected from harsh weather and pests. The soil should, however, not be too moist, as cuttings are easily attacked by fungi. If everything goes alright, new buds will form in between one week and one month!
By the way, you don’t necessarily have to cut of branches from your own roses, but may take those from cut flowers etc.