Roses from seeds

Old 04-22-2015, 10:25 AM
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Has anyone ever started growing roses from seeds?

I have about 200 rainbow rose seeds and not sure
how to start them to growing.

Any clues?
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
Has anyone ever started growing roses from seeds?

I have about 200 rainbow rose seeds and not sure
how to start them to growing.

Any clues?
I've been gardening for well over 35 years but have never heard of roses started from seed. Are you sure they're not moss roses a.k.a portulaca? Maybe you could show us a photo of the flower you're referring to... that would be a big help.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:52 AM
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They are supposed to look like the photo in the link below.

I have never seen these in person, but have had many friends
who have talked about them over the years.

However I did find a website that talks about how to get them
started, but since I have never done it before didn't know if there
might be some tips I could learn from.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:16 PM
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I'm sure you know these roses will not grow with rainbow colors; they have been injected with dye just as it states on the pictures. However, if you like the form of the flowers, just plant the seeds and see if they grow. Be warned though, it is hard to start roses from seeds.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:36 PM
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did you get them from ALI EXPRESS? I saw a bunch of different flowers like that.
does that mean they will be white?
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:04 PM
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google it.
i was curious about growing roses from seed and found the info online.
never got around to trying it, though, since i would also have had to harvest the seeds myself.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:07 PM
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I never heard of roses bushes growing from seeds. My mother had a large rose garden and when ever she added to her garden, they were always a stem off a friends rosebush. Not sure if that is the correct name. I am only good at growing WEEDS !!
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:16 PM
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Have you ever planted the seeds to see if they would grow? That would be your true test. I think it would take years to try to grow a rose from seed. Roses are usually grown by the grafting method. That's what you buy at the nurseries...
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It's not an easy task:

The seeds you have will not grow like the photo you posted. Those roses were injected with dye to make them that color.

Roses are cross pollinated to create the parent plant, that they take cuttings from to grow other plants. It's a long drawn out process.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:50 AM
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Those wild colored flowers/fruits/vegetables are all over ebay and ali express..they are a scam..most of them aren't even the type of plant you wanted, much less the color!
As for real rose can grow a rose from a seed, but it will be unique, it will not be a clone of the bush you took it from..also, the seeds need to be stratified and started in a cold frame.
Sorry you got duped..I'd complain and try to get my money back.
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