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How To Plant Seeds From Roses

Rose Seeds: if you want to grow roses from seeds, you should know that it takes about three years for a rose seed to grow into a regular rose bush.

Below I have some easy intructions for how to plant a seed, and germinating seeds from the rose hip fruit.

Growing roses from seeds is a fun and inexpensive hobby for gardeners and rose lovers.

Another thing you should know is that some of the seeds from roses fail to germinate, or some seedlings die off weeks later from damp off disease.

You need to be patient, and realize that the success rate is small, because quite a few seeds don't germinate. But it's a lot of fun when they do.

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How To Grow Roses From Seeds

Before planting the seed, soak the seeds in purified water for 24 hours.

You'll find that some seeds will sink to the bottom, and some will float to the top.

The seeds that float to the top are not viable, and you can discard them.

When To Plant The Rose Hip Seeds

You should plant the seeds in early spring, or when all danger from frost is gone in your area.

Place the seeds about 1/2 inch deep in a mixture of 50% sterile potting soil, and 50% vermiculite.

You can use small pots with drainage holes, and never let them stand in water on a saucer.

Dust the seed lightly with a Rootone Root Starter or Captan 50% Fungicide before covering the seed with the soil mixture.

This will reduce the chance of damp off, which is a disease that kills young seedlings.

Water the planted seed with sprays of water, so the soil is thoroughly soaked.

Then put the pots ouside in direct sunlight. Keep them watered and never let the pots dry out.

In about six weeks, or when the weather warms up, the seedlings will sprout.

If the weather gets too warm, or hot the seedlings will stop sprouting.

Transplanting The Rose Hip Seeds

When the rose seedlings are about 3-4 inches tall, you can transplant them into larger pots.

It will take about three years for a rose seedling to grow into a mature rose bush that will bloom.

Sometimes, once in while, it can take up to 5 years.


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