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Rose seedling -worth keeping?

B3B3 Posts: 27,315
A rose seedling has appeared in a flower bed. It's definitely not from my rosa glauca.
Is it likely to be worth keeping? It has small leaves similar to the ones you get growing from root stocks.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • EustaceEustace Posts: 2,215
    Photo please, just to check that it is not a sucker.
    Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    There is no rose nearby so it isn't a sucker. Will take a photo tomorrow but I doubt it will be much help.. Was just wondering if rose seedlings are ever worth keeping.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,080
    I've grown rugosa roses and dog roses from hips. I doubt you'd get a 'special' sort of rose from a seed, but I've never tried. One of the very old types, damask or the like, might grow from seed.
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
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