A FirstPosted: August 16, 2022 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Automatic Gardening, propagation, Rose Cramoisi Superieur, Southern Gardening, Year-round gardening 19 Comments
For the first time ever, I got a rose cutting to root. I have a self-watering pot that I call the “Magic Pot” and periodically stick cuttings into it. Some cuttings do exceptionally well and require work and maneuvering to dig them out, but I have never gotten a rose cutting to propagate. The rose is Rose Cramoisi Superieur, a double-cupped blossom and a true China that is nearly everblooming in a warm climate. I have posted photos of it in the past. It was mislabeled and turned out to be a climbing rose, but has been very robust and a great bloomer.
I don’t know if I chose the right time of year or a good cutting, as not only did it root, but it also made a bloom. The rose has since been repotted and moved near the mother plant. Fingers crossed that it will continue to grow.
Congratulations! It certainly is a pretty thing. Since I’ve never rooted a thing, I’m curious — how long did the process take?
It depends on the plant. Some plants, like many houseplants can root in water. Plants can be tacked to the ground to root. And then there is air layering, which a bag of dirt is tied on a stem. I tend to stick my outdoor plants into soil and keep them wet. Not every plant can be rooted. Rooting is also a way to make passalong plants. Gardening for me is half science experiment.
yay! well done. That rose looks amazingly free of black spot!
Give it time. That rose bush could really become a monster. It is the best I ever had.
Good. I have not been tempted to try roses here. Belinda’s Dream is the it rose for South Florida.
There are only a few tough ones that make it here. I also have a green China rose. All the other 10 have died.
I love that green rose and I know myself well enough not to try.
Congrats! I, too, wonder if there is a better time of year for taking cuttings. My results are spotty with spring cuttings seemingly better.
I never really document anything, but I think it was very early spring.
Excellent! I have never rooted a rose cutting before. I would love to grow a rose or two but unfortunately those pesky deer prevent that. So glad it worked for you!
What an impressive and overachieving plant! May it thrive.
She is a strong one and can make it in my area.
Fingers crossed, indeed! It’s a pretty one, too! Congrats!
I’m not sure what I’ll do with it.
Well done! I have never tried that.
It took many tries.
Well done! It is not as easy as people would have us believe.
Thanks! It took many tries.