Rose bush seeds are very popular because they have a high yield per stem. They produce flowers every year. You can easily get them from your local garden center or online garden stores.
The best time to start growing rose bushes is when there’s no frost in spring, summer or fall.
You can use rose bush seeds for:
Growing roses from seed for decoration purposes.
Planting roses into pots or containers.
How to Plant Rose Bush Seeds?
1) Choose a location where you want to grow the plants.
For example, if you’re going to plant them in a pot, choose a place with good drainage so that the roots don’t rot away.
2) Cut off the top part of each stem.
You’ll need these parts later to keep the plants alive.
3) Place one stem at a time into a container with water.
Make sure you put enough water in the container so that all of the stems are submerged in water. If not, then just wait until they float up to their level again before watering them again. (If you’re using plastic, make sure it doesn’t leak. If it does, then take the stems out of the water and put them into another container that you know wont leak)
4) Let the stems sit in the water for about 12 hours.
5) After 12 hours have passed, you should see small bubbles coming from the bottom of the stems.
At this point, take them out of the water and let all of the water drain out. Make sure that you don’t squeeze out the stems or let any water drip out as this will cause them to rot.
How to Grow Rose from Seeds:
1) Take a container, and put some soil at the bottom of it.
You can use garden soil, but if you want to grow only roses, then you should add some fertilizer into the soil. When you’re done, put some water into the soil to make it moist and loose. You need the soil to be loose enough so that when you plant the seeds, they don’t have an issue sprouting.
2) Now take the rose stem part that you kept in water earlier and plant one seed into each container.
Push down the soil around it so that it’s about an inch above the seed. Water it lightly so that the soil stays loose.
3) Place the container is a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight.
Sources & references used in this article:
Dihaploid plants of roses (Rosa x hybrida, cv Sonia) obtained by parthenogenesis induced using irradiated pollen and in vitro culture of immature seeds by J Meynet, R Barrade, A Duclos, R Siadous – Agronomie, 1994 – hal.inrae.fr
Apomixis and heterogamy in rose rootstocks (Rosa canina L.) by GH Kroon, AE Zeilinga – Euphytica, 1974 – Springer
Propagation of dog roses (Rosa canina L.) by seed by H Hoşafçı, N Arslan, EO Sarıhan – … Rose Hip Conference 690, 2004 – actahort.org