How to Root Roses

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How to Root Roses.

Historically, roses werehanded down from one family member to the next by means of root cuttings.

Here is asimple method for rooting.

You will need Rose cutting Sharp knife or pruning shears Rootinghormone Rooting location and permanent growing location.

Step 1.

Cut a stem, 6 to 8 incheslong, from the parent plant with a sharp knife or pruning shears.

Cut at about a 45-degreeangle.

Do not allow the stem to dry out or become exposed to extreme heat or cold.

Waituntil the peak heat of summer has passed before rooting.

Step 2.

Remove the foliage from thelower half of the cutting.

Leave the foliage on the upper half.

Step 3.

Briefly dip thecut end in a rooting hormone.

Step 4.

Place the cutting in the ground in a location thatis shielded from the hot afternoon sun.

Rooting typically takes 4 to 8 weeks, depending onthe weather and the rose variety.

Do not allow the cutting to dry out during the rootingperiod.

Keep it well hydrated.

Step 5.

Transplant the rooted cutting to its permanent location.

Before long, you'll have a beautiful, blooming new rosebush.

Did you know The Rose Bowl Stadiumin Pasadena is a National Historic Landmark built in 1922.

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