Jul 10, The best time to take rose cuttings and rooting roses is in the cooler months, perhaps starting in September, as the success rate is higher for home gardeners at this time. The rose cuttings that one is going to try to root are best taken from the stems of the rose bush that have just flowered and about to be stumpcutting.buzzg: Everett MA.
Aug 30, Take a cutting from the rose bush you would like to grow your new bush from. It can be a whole branch or a stem. With your knife, gently scrape off 1–2 inches (– cm) of the outer covering of the clipping at the bottom. This will allow the rooting hormone to get into the stem%. Dec 15, You can collect cuttings from rose bushes almost any time of the year, but you'll have the most success if you begin in the late stumpcutting.buzzg: Everett MA. Aug 23, In the fall, take off about ⅓ of each branch that you cut so your rose bush can grow healthy and tall in the spring.
You can cut your rose bush down even more if you’d like to change its shape or height. Make sure to leave at least 6 inches (15 cm) of branches above the ground so that your rose bush can grow stumpcutting.buzz: K. Don’t mulch with leaves or anything that creates a cozy habitat for voles – they may girdle and kill the roses. Trim or tie down any unruly canes. No other pruning is required in the fall. In the spring pull the protective mound away from the base of the bush. Know the size, shape and habits of your rose plant before selecting a site for stumpcutting.buzzg: Everett MA.