Confederate Rose – Rooting

Q: I have a six-foot high Confederate Rose. What is the best way to propagate this plant? Can it be rooted ?

A: Propagating a Confederate rose is easy. You can do it by seeds or cuttings. After the flowers fade they leave behind a brittle seed capsule. You can collect seeds from them in fall and plant them in spring.

Rooting is even easier. Just collect several twelve-inch long cuttings from the limb tips in fall, before the first frost, and stick them six inches into a bucket of water or a deep vase. Keep in a sunny, warm spot indoors. Roots will form by December. You can transplant the cuttings to gallon pots in January and plant them outdoors in spring.

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