Q.: What is the best way to propagate roses?
A.: The Royal Horticultural Society (the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening) suggests several ways to foster growth of new plants in their pages on roses:
- Roses are usually budded in summer, but rootstocks are seldom available to gardeners and budding requires skill and practice for good results.
- Home gardeners who want to try propagating a favourite rose should try taking hardwood cuttings in autumn or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
- Roses that are grown on their own roots can be propagated by cutting off a sucker from the main plant and replanting it separately.
- Layering is sometimes used, especially for shrub, climber and rambler roses.
- Roses can be raised from seed, and if they are species roses will come true to type, but cultivars will not come true to type.
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