Growing roses from seeds Answered
I have a pair of nice, perfumed roses that are getting quite old now.
This season one of them produced a nice fruit containing 8 seeds.
It is a light pink variety and I also obtained some seeds from a white perfumed rose.
Last time I did this was with my grandfather and I was still a little kid LOL
The common way of multiplying your roses is by grafting them onto a fresh stem of some wild or low quality roses.
The reason for this is quite simple: A "manufacturered rose" is usually designed to look pretty and show certain other features, but not be a strong plant.
When using seeds it all comes down to how strong the original mother rose was, not the stock it was crafted on.
In some cases you end up with a little bush rose in other cases with something that grows so high that the stem will break in strong winds.
But for the lucky few cases that do work good you are paid off with a beautiful new rose.
For next couple of weeks the seeds will stay in the fridge to aid germination but if it works out I will take pics of the progress and document it all in an Instructable - but it will be about a year to finnish as roses grow slow from seeds.
If I don't forget it again I will also show how to graft one rose onto another to get a bush with different varieties in one.