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Do rose seeds really grow.......

I  brought  a name a rose from the internet,  i have planted few of the seeds in pots with  coarse sand and cover and keep moist, which the information  said to do.......  3 weeks on still no sign of any movement,  has anyone  had any luck with rose seeds? i am starting to wonder if  the seeds will grow,


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Rose seeds can take over a year to germinate.  They may not come true to the parent.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Stratification may help them germinate - place the pot in a plastic bag and put in the fridge (not freezer) for 6 weeks, checking regularly for shoots and bring out if any appear or after the 6 weeks is up and place on a windowsill etc.  With a bit of luck that may get them going before next spring.  If you don't want to do that, leave the pot outside in a sheltered spot (eg by a house wall) over the winter.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Species roses go well from seed,. I don't use a fridge, I use a garden or a cold GH. Rosa rugosa sown in October was flowering by summer. Not a big display but the bushes were a couple of feet high and enough flowers for me to know which ones to keep and which ones to give away.

    Hybrids/cultivars will grow from seed if the make any but who knows what you might get.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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