Top Questions About Wild Roses

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Questions About Wild Roses

Asked by
Michaele on
May 8, 2014

Q. How do you get starters from an already established wild rose bush?

How do you get starters from an already established wild rose bush? I live in NE Oklahoma.

Answered by
roseman on
May 9, 2014
A.

Here is a link to an article on this subject for you. Please check it out and contact me if you have questions. Link >> https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/roses-from-cuttings.htm

Stan The Rose Man
Consulting Rosarian
Gardening Know How

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Asked by
sallyj on
June 7, 2014

Q. wild (not planted) roses

What looks like rose bushes have been growing in my flower beds (without being planted). This is the 4th or 5th year that they have been around. They have never bloomed and I’m wondering if I should just pull them all or is there something I can do to make them bloom? They look like they might be a small tea rose – if they are rose bushes. Thank you. Sallyj

Answered by
roseman on
June 7, 2014
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Hi Sally. It sounds like there may have been some rosebushes planted there at one time. The top part of the bushes died most likely so folks either dug them out or just cut them way down and placed dirt over them. The roots from the hardy root stock are still trying to survive so they send up little rose shoots here and there. Some of these will never bloom, others may bloom eventually with large flat deep red blooms or pink blooms. However these root stock survivors can become very vigorous and totally take over the garden areas they are in, so be careful in letting them grow if that is what you decide to do.

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Asked by
buckeyegoddess on
August 15, 2015

Q. can i grow wild roses

Can I grow wild roses (“species roses”) on my balcony? I live in an apartment with a large balcony, no yard. Thanks.

Answered by
barrow on
August 20, 2015
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Yes you can if you have plenty of sun and warm weather.

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Asked by
Janbaron1955 on
August 31, 2015

Q. What are the red balls on my wild roses?

My wild roses are done blooming and there are many red balls on the ends. What are they?😱

Answered by
roseman on
September 3, 2015
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Those would be rose hips or the fruit of the rose. Neat to see them and especially pretty in winter snows. Article Link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/rose-hip-information.htm

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Asked by
metzjmcln on
September 14, 2015

Q. When do wild roses bloom?

We found a wild rose bush in the edge of woods and transplanted it. When can we expect it to bloom?

Answered by
roseman on
September 19, 2015
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I forgot to give you this link to an article on wild roses and care:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/growing-wild-rose-plants.htm

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Answered by
roseman on
September 19, 2015
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It should bloom for you the following Spring after transplanting. Some bloom only once per season and that is early in the season. Others will bloom very well while some young ones that have yet to mature can take 2 to 3 years.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 11, 2018

Q. wild roses

Wild roses have come up in a wild part of my garden. Are they likely to produce flowers if I encourage the plants? How long is it likely to take?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 11, 2018
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Not all wild roses are desirable. One that can just show up is the invasive multiflora rose; this you absolutely do not want and removal is advised. Stems quickly grow long and arching and thorns are large. It blooms once in spring. Another surprise rose is Rosa rugosa "beach rose". This spreads slowly by underground stolons and will form a colony in 10 years. Of course, you can remove unwanted new plants. Rose hips are nice on beach rose. They bloom all summer but not with the big flush of blooms seen in hybrid roses. There are native wild roses and these flower with dainty, simply blooms. They are usually under 3 ft tall. Their open flower makes it easier for pollinators to reach nectar and pollen. If you send a photo we might be able to recognize which one you have. Being in bloom helps.

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