Propagating Rose from Cuttings
Fig. 1 Ideal rose cutting
Fig. 2 Trim top leaves
Fig. 3 Plant in potting soil
Fig. 4 Cover pot with plastic bag
Fig. 5 Potted dormant cutting
Foundation Plant Services (FPS) supplies disease-tested propagating material from its collection of eight rose understock and over 500 rose scion varieties. Cuttings are supplied as leafy green material during the growing season or as dormant budwood. There are numerous methods to propagate roses, however, the methods described below are recommended by FPS. It takes approximately four weeks for roots to develop and roughly six months for the rose plant to be suitable for planting into the landscape. However, keep in mind that rooting success is variety dependent.Propagating from Green Plant Material
During the dormant season, FPS supplies budwood without leaves. Follow the procedure above, but disregard step #3 pertaining to leaves (Fig. 5).