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Growing roses from seed is certainly not the fastest method of propagating roses, but it really is the most rewarding. Rose seeds will not be exact. They can be, but do not expect it. They will usually be lighter or darker to parent plant.
Some rose hybridizers chill their rose seeds in the refrigerator for about six to ten weeks before planting, to encourage the seeds to germinate better. This is called stratification. Place the seeds about one-half inch deep in a very light mixture of 50% sterile potting soil and 50% vermiculite.
Roses are not difficult to grow from seed, if you do it right. If you just put a lot of seeds in a pot of soil, water it, and wait, you’ll likely be disappointed. But by using the procedure explained here, you should be able to grow them.
First, be aware that each rose seedling is a new, never-before-seen variety. If you plant seeds of ‘Don Juan’, you will get climbers, large bushes, small bushes, in a variety of colors, with a variety of scents, etc. What you can be completely sure of, though, is that you will not grow another plant of ‘Don Juan’. That’s true of any variety from which you collect the seed; they don’t “come true” to the original type. The probability of your coming up with the next AARS winner is not very good. Kind of like winning at Lotto. However, among the many poor quality seedlings, you will likely produce some plants that you find interesting, and which may be well worth growing.
Rose seeds are produced inside the “hips,” the fruit of the rose. If you zealously dead-head your roses, you’ll not get any hips, since they are produced from the old flowers. Some varieties seldom, if ever, produce hips; others are good producers.

Product Features

  • Harvested this fall
  • Seeds are fresh and will keep up to 2 years
  • Seeds can be started indoors or outside
  • Each purchase comes with easy planting/growing instructions
  • Zones: 3-9

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