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Zone Belhaven, nc 27810 | Anonymous added on July 22, 2019 | Answered

Hello I just purchased some “rare dragon blue roses” and I have NOT A CLUE what I have to do! I don’t have a green thumb; matter of fact,  I can barely keep a plant alive, but I have a beautiful flower garden and I want to really try to make these work. Can you help me ? Stratification ?? Don’t have a clue????‍♀️ Here’s my email address if you would be so kind as to email me so we can communicate back and fourth. ITS GREATLY APPRECIATED .. debbie-linton@yahoo.com thank you

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Answered on July 23, 2019

Hello Debbie. Well unfortunately I believe you have been subjected to one of those nasty on-line scams. There are way too many of them... What you get are typically either seeds from some other plant or weed or in some cases just some hard clumps of root matter. Soak them in a glass of water over night. If the seeds disappear and all that is left is some grainy material and muddy water, well you know which one you got. Here is a link to some information on these scams: https://homegardenandhomestead.com/beware-of-fake-seed-scams-online/

For true rose seeds stratification check out this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/growing-roses-from-seed.htm

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