How to Propagate Roses From Cuttings

This is the commemorative Diana Rose, named after the late princess (introduced in 2007 by Jackson & Perkins Company).  To be able to "clone" a rose like this is something most people only dream about...but it is possible.
This is the commemorative Diana Rose, named after the late princess (introduced in 2007 by Jackson & Perkins Company). To be able to "clone" a rose like this is something most people only dream about...but it is possible.

Using Rose Cuttings Is Not a Speedy Process

  • It takes a rose cutting about six to eight weeks to root, but when you know you are going to have the perfect rose the wait will be short as you can rest easy knowing you have done your part to eradicate viruses and disappointing rose bushes that never are up to par.
  • And, it is so easy. If you already have what you feel is the perfect rose, take a cutting about six inches long and "wound' the bottom of the stem, which should have been cut diagonally. (Just take a small, thin slice up the cutting with a sharp knife). Remove the bottom leaves, but keep some leaves on at the top. Then, dip the cutting in a good rooting hormone and place in a moistened mixture of potting soil and perlite. This is a great blend that will encourage the rose to grow quickly.
  • Keep your cutting moist at all times and provide plenty of air and sunshine - they're free!
  • I like to take cuttings from new growth in the spring right after the roses have bloomed. You can also take cuttings from older growth, but it is better to do that in late fall.
  • When you find the perfect rose, don't let it slip through your fingers! Clone it and enjoy it for years to come.

Roses like the one in this photograph make a gardener want to clone as many as possible.
Roses like the one in this photograph make a gardener want to clone as many as possible.
There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect yellow rose.
There is nothing more beautiful than a perfect yellow rose.

This Is a Very Popular Video That Shows You the Proper Way to Take Rose Cuttings

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techygran 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

Thank you for the quick tips and suggestions that I was wondering about (when and how). I have great plans to do some rose propagation in the Fall this year! I'm sharing this.


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KaCees Attic 5 years ago from Spring, Texas

I've always wondered how you go about doing this. There are several plants that I would like to do root but didn't have a clue where to start. Thanks.

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