It looks like a job for professionals, in fact everyone can do it: here’s how to graft a rose, but with other varieties.

Rose and rosebud

To graft a rose, everyone believes that there must be an experienced nurseryman to do everything. In fact, it is a simple action by following some small tips. Grafting a rose is certainly not easy, but once you understand all the steps that there are to do it will be wonderful to see the flowers of other varieties born. A completely natural creation, without having to buy other types or waste time.

Grafting a rose: how to do it with other varieties

Grafting a rose from other varieties is not difficult, but you need to follow all the basic operations. The results are not immediate, but satisfaction is certainly to be considered. The graft brings together two plants of different varieties, giving life to a unique plant of its kind.

First of all it is important to choose the graft holder, which is essential to carry out the action. Experienced nurserymen recommend opting for a rose hips with a multiflora rose, especially if it is the first time.

Rosehip has strong roots and does not require much care, adapting to any type of soil. Not only that, in fact it is a perfect rootstock. The multiflora has superficial roots that befit this type of addition perfectly.

Roses and gardening

To obtain the rootstock, the seeds of the two varieties are buried, or it is built in cuttings. How to do, first of all you take the two branches of length about twenty centimeters in winter, and then plant them during the summer and be able to have your own seedling.

Curiosities and tips

Before proceeding with the grafting it is necessary to obtain the necessary tools, such as disinfected scissors and binding materials. Not only that, you will have to carry out the operation only if there are 25 degrees of outside temperature.

First of all cut the cutting with the necessary tools, trying to make a perpendicular and not sharp cut. Before even doing this it is good to eliminate the leaves and thorns, to work even better. At this point attach the detached part to the rootstock. Once obtained, you can move on to binding with raffia or other light material, which will cover the cut made previously.

After a month you can see the result, removing the raffia to check the state of engraftment.

grafting a rose

It’s time to proceed with the most important operation. During the month of February the rootstock will be cut on the point of the graft itself. In spring you will see the first sprout and wait until it has reached fifteen centimeters. It will have to be trimmed and then the wild shoots around the structure will be eliminated.

Always ask for advice from a professional nurseryman, precisely because not all roses can lend themselves to the operation.