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germanination of rose seed

Zone langkawi island malaysia | Anonymous added on April 6, 2017 | Answered

hi im sofia. errr due to slim to noexistant of gardening knowledge i get too excited when i recieved my rose seed and please do not laugh at me .hmmm i put the seed into the soil immediately. my question goes like this...im from malaysia and the max temperature is 36 deg c while min temp. is 23 deg c. 1)do i need to hmm take out the seed from the soil start with cold stratification again. did i just damaged my seed? oh dear... 2) how long do i need to proceed with putting the seed into the chiller 3) since rose seed is delicate how many hours is the optimum exposure of sunlight for the seedling oh god plase say that i still have chance to grow the seed . im so looking forward towards finding the rose color. i know its a long way ... many thanks in advance for your reply. have a great day ahead :) best regards sofia

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 6, 2017

One last word of caution Sofia. There are some people out there that sell what they say is rose seed and it is not. In some cases it is weed seed. In some cases the seeds never sprout at all and in some cases they sprout but are not roses but weeds or some other plant. I hope this does not happen to you but it is possible. I have seen it happen far more often than I like.

If you do in fact get little rose sprouts keep in mind that some are just weak and they may die soon after sprouting. This is no fault of yours, it just happens sometimes. I pray that you will get some nice healthy rosebushes out of this experience. If not. Go out and buy yourself at least a couple miniature rosebushes to enjoy.

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