How do I Propogate Rosa Zephirine Drouhin?

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    IMG_20170627_062340.jpg Hi all,

    I have a lovely Rosa Zephirine Drouhin that is about 20 or 15 years old. I have been informed that it is too old & well-ensconced to move. (Truth be told, I was relieved to hear that).

    I love this ancient rose & would like to have one or more growing on my white rail fence. Any advice about how to propogate it will be very appreciated!

    Please excuse the messy stuff around that shed. I plan to repair the door & spruce the area up when spring arrives. I also know I need to research how to prune this rose. It has been growing surprisingly well with total neglect on my part AND with very little direct sun.
     
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    Zephrine is one of the few roses that grows well in semi-shade. It is a lovely antique rose, and cuttings will strike easily. I have rose propagation instructions that are too long to post here. The instructions were written to give out when we did gardening seminars. I'll send the instructions to you in a PM. Don't worry--the whole process is pretty easy!
     
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    I have had great luck with my roses by just cutting off a length of stem, pulling the lower leaves off and sticking it in a pot of soil to cover all those leaf nodes, in part shade and water when the soil is dry. In a few weeks give the stem a gentle tug, if there is no resistance push it back down and leave it for a while longer, when there is resistance on your tug then it has started rooting and next Spring should be ready to transplant.
     
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    Thanks so much MG! Your instructions are great.
     
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    Thanks Toni! I will try this come summer.
     
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    good luck. . I didn't get one from my grandmas rose when she passed and I am kind of sad about that. it would have been so easy to do. I just didn't think about it. Dad sold her house and I never went back over to look the yard over when he did that.after this long I am sure it isn't still there.
     
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    @carolyn do you know what kind of rose it was?
     
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    I don't know. it was just always there. it never got more than about 2' tall and was a dark deep red that smelled heavenly.
     
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