Has anybody tried to grow rose cuttings in potatoes?

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    Hello, I wonder if anybody has ever tried to grow rose cuttings in potatoes?
    I have.
    I saw how to do it on YouTube and planted several cuttings in potatoes in a pot last autumn.
    This spring I noticed only potatoe plants growing.
    Today I collected 'the results of my efforts' to grow roses in potatoes. :hapydancsmil:IMG_20200828_201509.jpg
     
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      Reminds me of the time I decided to make a cheap conifer hedge using cuttings. I carefully tied each cutting to some dead sticks to stop them blowing out in the wind. The conifer cuttings all died whilst the dead sticks sprouted leaves and turned into a buddleja hedge.
       
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        Been there. Done that John.

        I received today 5 of those arial layering thingies. Much larger than I pictured. Never mind. I have failed each time with rose cutting................................jeers for the rose expert. I look forward to using these aids with some of my larger thicker branched roses, such as Compassion.
         
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          Actually I tried to propagate roses from cuttings but rarely succeeded. Only once I heard on YouTube that the main reason of success with cuttings is to put cuttings into water with Fitosporin (fungicide) before using rooting powder on them. I haven't tried it yet.
           
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            Actually, I have read about it but have never tried.
             
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              A friend of mine tried, and also got a good crop of potatoes...;)
               
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                Better than the usual result when my cuttings don't take :)
                 
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                  Many years ago I had a lady called Elsie living close by. She grew all sorts of things except vegetables. She gave us rooted pink rose cuttings still here 30 or so years later. Her method was to choose a cutting then smash the end with a hammer before planting she had success doing this. I have not tried this I prefer to use a rooting compound.
                  I have read somewhere that a potato can be used for growing other plants but have not yet tried this. I seem to remember a potato being a face and grass or something growing in the potato to look like beard and hair.

                  The pink roses are always referred to a Elsie's roses.
                   
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                    Black Orchid, your potatoes and my carrots would have been so nice.
                     
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                      This summer I am trying to propagate different plants from cuttings. So far I have succeeded with hydrangeas, gardenia and some clematises.
                       
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                      Hello!
                      I'm new, so please excuse me if I'm posting this in the wrong place!
                      My Mum passed away and my sister and I have sold her house. I was desperate to take cuttings from all her favourites, especially a Princess Elizabeth rose, which I remember her planting about 50 years ago.
                      I digress...I watched every YouTube video I could I ended up taking a cutting, breaking off the thorns and leaves, dipping it in rooting powder and planting it in a deep pot, protected indoors with a plastic bottle 'cloche' thing, recommended in the video. I'd also taken a 'Dans de Feu' cutting.
                      Both seemed to thrive. Leaves, even small offshoots. I was wary though, ten weeks later, I took the cover off in the day, then a week later, put them outside, first just in daylight, now all the time.
                      Feeling confident I went to plant out the Dans de Feu but there were no roots!!! It seemed impossible as it had quite a few leaves! As you cacv see in the photo.
                      I daren't even try the Elizabeth - and would love your advice!
                      Can it be left in a pot over winter? If so where? I can't see roots at the bottom yet, but it's a long pot!!!
                      I know the Elizabeth is still available, but it just wouldn't be the same...
                      I'd welcome any help at all!!!
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                      I've had a couple of attempts at growing roses from cuttings, one was successful, but it took two years before the cutting had a reasonable root system.
                      In my experience they are slow to root, but I think there are very likely to be some varieties that root much easier than others.
                       
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                        Hi Sue and welcome to the forum.

                        I am a bit of ' give it a go' gardener. Two years ago I decided to try and grow a rose from a cutting taken from a large plant that was in a position that couldn't be seen from the main garden. It was a beautiful deep red rose. I took a long healthy stem and placed it in a deep pot of compost and perlite and tucked it down the side of our greenhouse . After a year I checked on it and despite growing a few new leaves it still didn't have any roots!! I returned it to the pot and finally this year it began growing and developing buds. I repotted it in March and was pleased to see it now had grown a good root system.
                        While waiting for the buds to open I was a little concerned as to whether it was taken from a grafted plant and that after a long wait I wouldn't be rewarded with ' my red rose'. I was happy to see it was the red rose and in fact it bloomed a 2nd time about a month ago too :).I also took a cutting from another at the same time I did the red one. This 2nd one was from a pink one that blooms non stop all summer. ....well it still looks healthy but 2yrs have passed and no real growth to be seen...yet. I live in hope!!
                        I have taken a lot of new rose cuttings from my parent's garden this summer as their house is soon to be sold. Both my parent's were keen gardeners and these roses provoke many happy memories . 3mths later and they are all looking good and healthy, some have had their protective covering removed, but I now realise I still have a year or two to go before I get to know if they're truly going to be viable plants. Patience is needed...loads of it!!

                        Oh just seen @pete 's reply...totally agree :dbgrtmb:
                         
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                          Just to add I left mine in their pots outside in a sheltered corner....not sure if that's the best way..I may just have been lucky!!:heehee::dunno:
                           
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                          Thanks so much for your kind reply!!! If they're slow but sure, that's fine with me!!! I'm in no hurry, but just didn't have a clue how to tell if it was a success or not!!
                          If the Princess Elizabeth is slow to root, who am I to argue with monarchy!!!
                           
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