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pot-manpot-man Posts: 137
just got these from a well known site for 25p
     all the colours of the rainbow, will they go into nice roses ??


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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,443
    How many acres of land do you have?   unless they are specie roses then they won't come true from seed, and the default for rose seeds is to produce roses with single pink or white flowers.... and they can take up to 3 years to produce a bloom.. you might be lucky and get something worthwhile... no one else will have it..

    Good luck with that.. I can't see the names on the packets...
    East Anglia, England
  • pot-manpot-man Posts: 137
    No acres, no names on the packets just colours, red black etc.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,443
    Oh well best of luck with your seeds... you never know you might get something you like from one of them...  if you find you get a flower from one of your seedlings in the very first year from sowing, then these are worth holding on to because it means that rose is a repeat blooming rose.. and you won't get too  many of those...  if you're hard hearted you would discard the rest.. 
    East Anglia, England
  • pot-manpot-man Posts: 137
    Ok  thx, I’ve got some cuttings on the go from last year
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    looks like you've got some nice sesame seeds there,
    i do believe you've been conned, never buy seeds direct from China
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,443
    Let us hope there might be a few rosa rugosas amongst them, if nothing else..
    East Anglia, England
  • pot-manpot-man Posts: 137
    Yes they do look like sesame seeds, should I taste some 
  • Nothing ventured......good luck with those seeds Pot-man.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,492
    Is toast them and see what they smell like rather than eating them
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,402
    If they claim to be every colour of the rainbow they are not roses, did they come from China, if so I wouldn't sow them at all, you’ll never know what they are,you don’t want to be spreading the wrong plants around. 
    A certain site sells this one! Black dragon,  goes with the multi coloured and the bright green.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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