Roses ???????????

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by NWSneaky, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. NWSneaky

    NWSneaky Well-Known Member

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    Two-years ago I transplanted several rose plants out of my yard into a garden; they were all different colors, rather expensive hybrids. Now they are growing great but are all red, not perfectly shaped but gorgeous--- does that indicate that they were grafted onto basic root stock? I hope this post makes sense and TIA.
     
  2. RoseGarden

    RoseGarden Well-Known Member

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    It sounds as if this is indeed the case. Many roses are grafted onto Fortuniana or Dr. Huey rootstock, among a couple of others I believe, and one of those may be what you are seeing. Perhaps you might try 'own root' roses or the so-called 'antiques' or 'old garden roses' which are not grafted but are plants propagated from cuttings. No graft worries that way.