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    Roses from seeds

    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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    Quote 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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    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.

    http://pictify.com/205221/rainbow-ro...cted-with-dyes
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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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    did you get them from ALI EXPRESS? I saw a bunch of different flowers like that.
    does that mean they will be white?
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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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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    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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    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: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-ro...eed-28322.html

    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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    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 seeds..yes..you 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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    Never heard of Rose seeds but will be curious to see what you get

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    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 !!

    Does that mean you can take a cutting from a rose bush and stick it in the ground and it will grow?? how doyou get it rooted and growing??
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Does that mean you can take a cutting from a rose bush and stick it in the ground and it will grow?? how doyou get it rooted and growing??[/QUOTE]
    I take a cutting and gently scrape off the growing nubs at the bottom of the cutting, then stick it in the ground with a milk jug over the top of it (cut the bottom off).....if you don't keep the humidity in the stem, it will quickly die. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.I also put my cuttings down under a large bush so they are shaded and only get morning sun. The rooting ratio is low, so figure for every 8 or so cuttings, you might get one to root, especially as a newbie, but with time and practice, you'll get there. Don't disturb them..new roots are very fragile and if you tug or pull at them, you'll undo everything you wanted to do. It will take a good 6 or 8 weeks to get roots. Here, I just leave my milk jug on till the next spring..it gives them cover in the winter when they're young and more fragile...then I transplant them out to where I want them.
    There are tons of tutorials on the web, just google "how to propagate a rose bush", or "rose bush stem cuttings"...

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    I took cuttings from my hibiscis trees last fall. They will not winter over here, as it's way too cold. I filled small pots with potting soil. Than I used a pencil & made holes for each cutting & put the cuttings in & pulled the dirt around each one. I then gave them a nice soaking with water. Then the pots were placed in a large ziploc bag & sealed. One pot per bag. I sat them on a windowsill facing north. Evey couple days I would turn the bags, so each side got good light. They have grown nicely & been replanted into larger pots. Once it gets warm wnough I'll repot them into my large outside pots.

    You should be able to do this with rose cuttings to. I would dip the cut end in "root tone" first, which is a root growth hormone powder. You can buy it at home/garden centers. I think Lowes carries it or maybe Home Depot.

    Any cutting taken from a "hybrid" rose bush may produce a different rose than the adult plant, as several cuttings are used to make the adult plant. They are grafted onto root stock. So you could end up with one of several colors. If it's a really old bush (I have a climber that is over 100 years old) they are on original root & not grafted onto root stock. Those should produce the same plant.

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    Quote : Any cutting taken from a "hybrid" rose bush may produce a different rose than the adult plant, as several cuttings are used to make the adult plant. They are grafted onto root stock. So you could end up with one of several colors. If it's a really old bush (I have a climber that is over 100 years old) they are on original root & not grafted onto root stock. Those should produce the same plant.

    This is not accurate. Hybrid roses ARE grafted onto a rootstock..but only one variety at a time...there are exceptions..I have seen novelty roses with a couple colors grafted onto them..but even in that case, what you see is what you get...if it blooms white, so will the cutting...I think the poster has this issue confused with hybridizing, and that an entirely different issue...but for cuttings...they will ALWAYS be the same exact plant that you took them from, color and growth habit..a bush will stay a bush, a climber will always be a climber, red will be red..etc.

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    It looks like a long job. The link fails to mention the optimum time to plant. I would think spring so during the winter you are doing all that preparation to the seeds. Oh think I will go to a garden centre.
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