Rose propagation in Fall and Winter

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This is a simple method for rooting rose cuttings using newspaper and plastic bags. It works well during winter when misting is not possible. This works for …

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November 25, 2012

DarkTwisterJ21 @ 9:38 am #

This is a great presentation. Thanks for the detailed description of rose propagation!

November 27, 2012

svo1244 @ 12:19 pm #

Thank you for your video. How cold should be storage?

December 3, 2012

1969626 @ 4:54 pm #

after placing them in the plastic bags about how often do you check them & at what point do you plant them

December 6, 2012

Bridgestreetnursery @ 9:57 pm #

Let them go for six to eight weeks. If they have a good root system pot them up. They will need to be hardened off as explained in older comments.

Bridgestreetnursery @ 9:59 pm #

A garage or basement should be about right. I’ve never really checked the temps in my garage, but I would guess between 45*F to 65*F. Warmer will cause rot.

December 7, 2012

Rob Coughtrey @ 11:14 am #

A few questions, Due it being winter its going to be harder to store these cuttings once unwrapped. Would it be possible to keep them in a dark room and bring them out for few hours every day or would that be bad?

Also when start to expose the top of the rose how long would you do that for? does it need to be exposed in light or still in a dark room?

svo1244 @ 1:20 pm #

Thank you. I am in Ontario Canada and it is already 24 F outside, in garage I hope close to 46. Will see if it will get close to 32 may be I have to put in into cooler and keep in home, there is no place inside with lower then 70F…

December 8, 2012

Bridgestreetnursery @ 2:01 am #

You can leave them wrapped for 8 weeks. Just figure a date you want to pot them and count back 8 weeks. That’s your start date. I didn’t prune and take cuttings until February/March when I lived up North.
As far as light, when they are wrapped that’s not an issue. When you harden them off the should be in partial sun/shade. The new growth is burned easily with full and warm sunshine.

Bridgestreetnursery @ 2:16 am #

I would take my cuttings later in winter.

February 8, 2013

FTF Rustic @ 5:59 pm #

Thanks for sharing! I’m a little confused because the cuttings in your video have green leaves yet you say in the comment below that you’d take cuttings in late winter? My roses have almost no leaves in winter, here in NY. Also, will this method work for many other species? I’m thinking of trying to propagate red willow, which I use for crafting, etc.. Thanks for this video!!

February 9, 2013

Bridgestreetnursery @ 1:28 pm #

Climate is everything. Some roses loose all their leaves and some don’t. The rose I was using was definately dormant, but for some reason the leaves stay on. I wish I could tell you why, but I’m not a botanist by any stretch. It is important to remove the leafy material because they will get mold and rot. That advice comes from first hand experience.

March 12, 2013

yes350yes @ 10:51 am #

I have tried the newspaper wrap before but all that happened was the stems all turned black and rotted. I kept them in an area that stayed in the 60s . Perhaps that was too warm? why do think I failed, maybe I should just leave them in the garage?

Bridgestreetnursery @ 11:41 pm #

I’m guessing too warm. It may also be a variety thay needs to be grafted on rootstock. I tried a couple of Hybrid Teas this winter and they failed. With that said I would try with a lower temperature. Try the refridgerator. Just make sure they don’t freeze.

March 13, 2013

yes350yes @ 1:02 am #

Ok Im trying this again. I do wonder if what I have are hybrid teas as I have heard they cant be cloned. I will try the fridge. I will try to remember to update with results. I do like your video , very informative and straight forward.

yes350yes @ 11:55 pm #

Ok this video is 13mo old so where is the update. We want to see how they looked after 2 or 3 mo , whether there was rooting or not.

March 14, 2013

yes350yes @ 1:04 pm #

Jeff– This is by far the best instructional video on youtube on how to root roses. Ive followed your procedure to the letter but I did add one step although Im not sure how much it will help. Before putting on rooting hormone and wrapping, I happened to have some maxicrop liquid seaweed on hand which Ive used with great success on all my plants. Anyway I soaked the cuttings for 3 or 4 hours before the wrapping.

Bridgestreetnursery @ 6:42 pm #

I had a desktop I used for my videos. It has since been passed to one of my kids that needed one. The laptop I’m using just doesn’t have enough computing capacity to do it right. I have the videos taken, but no real efficient way to edit and upload. I’ll get to it one of these days. It’s just a slow and painful process with this machine.

March 28, 2013

yes350yes @ 3:16 pm #

OK its been two weeks now. So I pulled the wrapped cuttings out from the fridge to take a peak. Everything seems to look ok the cuttings are moist green and some appeared to be forming callous. Mainly I wanted to be sure none had turned black like last time. I did soak my cuttings in liquid seawood for a few hours before the first wrap. Fingers are crossed.

April 18, 2013

yes350yes @ 3:35 pm #

Its now been about 5 weeks wrapped and in the fridge with no results. All the cuttings appear healthy and green. Is it possible there are some varieties that this wont work on.? Anyway they are still in the fridge.

yes350yes @ 9:42 pm #

No results in newspaper but I is starting to root in water that I cut and started on the same day as the wrapped ones, surprising.

April 21, 2013

Bridgestreetnursery @ 12:02 am #

I would leave them a little longer. You have nothing to lose. Yes, there are a number of varieties that I found this method doesn’t work with.  My technique may be different than yours, so just keep trying.

April 27, 2013

greendang @ 2:10 pm #

This is a great video! Thank you!! I’m excited to try this method of rose propagation! Can I do it now (early spring/end of april)? I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bridgestreetnursery @ 5:10 pm #

This method of rooting roses is a Winter sport. I think there are some previous comments that explain this.
I’m just South of you in the Monterey Bay area. All of my roses are growing hard and are in bloom. Your climate is not much different than mine so I would definitely say no to using this method now. However, you can take softwood cuttings from now until late fall for out USDA zone. There are a ton of videos on YouTube that explain rooting with soft or semi-hard cuttings.

May 12, 2013

graslandscape @ 5:23 pm #

Great video check out the cutting globe

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