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Q.Can a rose clipping from a bush be transplanted right away?

Zone Grand Marais, MN | Bolent3 added on January 16, 2019 | Answered

I’m trying to propagate a Rose bush from a clipping. Both bush and clipping would be in growing zone 4, which is Northern Minnesota. I’m just wondering if I need to keep the clipping in a pot for a full year to let it continue to grow or if I can just put in the ground. I’m questioning this because the rose bush won’t bloom until late summer and I’m concerned that putting it into the ground right away might kill the clipping.

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Answered on January 19, 2019

This spring will be a good time to plant your rose cutting if it has formed a decent root mass. By this, I mean fitting nicely into a one gallon pot. If it is only half that size, keep it in a container where you can watch it closely. Protect it from hot afternoon sun the first summer and plant it in fall. Mulch well winter and summer to maintain soil moisture and to moderate soil temperature.

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