info on marking starts??

pembroke(6--Louisville KY)September 14, 2012

PLEASE give me your best, step by step instructions on how to take a start from an old rose (Double Delight) and get the start to grow. This rose looks to be on it's last leg and I'd like to try to save some starts and replant later. Thanks for all suggestions. Pembroke

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pembroke(6--Louisville KY)

MY bad... Making starts, not maRking starts. Pembroke

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 3:25PM
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For me the most reliable way is to use layering.

Here is a link that might be useful: layering articles

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 3:42PM
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seil zone 6b MI

There are a number of ways to root cuttings. Check out the propagation forum. But don't count that old rose out just yet. I have a Double Delight that is at least 30 years old now. About 5 years ago I thought I'd lost it. It looked completely dead all the way to the graft coming out of winter. Since I love that rose I knew I couldn't be without it so I purchased a new one that spring from a local nursery. I didn't get around to digging out the old one and replacing it right away for some reason so it was well into July when I got to it. When I went to dig out the old one I found a surprise. It had started some new canes! Not knowing if it would be DD or the root stock I decided to dig it up and pot it and wait for it to bloom. Sure enough it was DD and is still potted, growing well and blooming on my patio. Roses are tougher than you think and can make amazing come backs! Give yours some extra TLC. Move it if it's in a bad spot or pot it up and see what happens.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 9:37PM
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