Rose cuttings the easy way.

Rose cuttings, is something I have never done before. To me it seemed to be a lot of work and complicated too. Until last summer visiting a rose garden. The owner of this garden made rose cuttings in a very simple way.

Of course, I made a thorough investigation into the gardener’s method and he unveiled his secret to me. Now I would like to share this with you all. After all it is always nice to have some additional roses. Moreover it is the time of the year to shorten the roses a little bit, so it is probably the best time for my rose cutting experiment.

Rose cuttings step by step:
Prune a long branch.
Shorten this to about 20 cm.
Remove the lowest leaves
Plant the cutting 15 cm deep in the soil.
Water it and wait.
That's all!!

I would recommend to make multiple cuttings to prevent disappointment in case your cutting dies.

But there is more about roses cuttings... ...

As I harvest my Roseval potatoes this week, I think about another way to go about rose cuttings. Rose cuttings by using a potato! Of course I use an old wrinkled potato for this matter, not my newly harvested biologically grown Roseval potatoes!

Rose cuttings by using a potato:
Take a potato.
Insert a hole with an awl. It can also be done with a big nail or with the drill.
Make a cutting of your rose as indicated above.
Put the rose cutting into the hole of the potato.
Plant the potato.

I think these rose cutting have more chance to survive because the cutting stays moist for a longer period of time. Either way, next year we will see how this experiment ends.

What will it be?

Roses? ............... or maybe ............ .. potatoes?

Use an old potato.

Make several cuttings. 

Plant the potato. 

Think about the possibilities...... 

...make some cuttings.....

....plant them....

.........more roses in the garden!


  1. I wish we had a sunnier yard - I've been having to learn lots more than ever before about gardening in shade. Roses won't work for us, unfortunately, but yours are stunning!
    Thanks for linking up at

  2. Hi Hetty, I have never grown roses from cuttings so far and always think I would like to try it out, but I have too many roses in my pot ghetto waiting to be planted already, so I won't create new ones this winter.
    I am really curious though how your experiment turns out. Especially if the potato-method will be more successful than the "regular" way to get rose cuttings to root. In any case, I hope you have cuttings that will take.


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