Propagating Roses

Asked May 19, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT

A friend gave me a rose. Where the thorns were removed it is growing. Can this be planted some way to grow? I have heard of planting it sideways with a jar over it. Also, I am in Pinedale at 7100 ft elevation.

Sublette County Wyoming

1 Response

Roses can be propagated with some degree of success. It really depends on how old the rose is (how long ago it was cut). The growth you see can root. The best chance of success is to lay it on its side and cover the stem with potting soil, leaving the growth exposed. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Covering the container with plastic wrap will help keep the moisture in and create somewhat of a greenhouse effect. No guarantees, but this approach may work. Good luck!