Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Planting Finished!

We planted all of the rose seeds this past weekend.  Lucky for me, the entire family participated which made the work much easier.  A perlite top-dressing will be added next weekend.

This year, 75% of the crosses included at least one parent that was a Hulthemia.  I am hoping for some interesting seedlings this year.

The anticipation begins, once again!


  1. Thank you Janie, already they are sprouting like crazy. Soon lots of blooms will follow.

  2. I have attempted growing's been hit and miss...tell me, how long do the seeds take to germinate after being planted?

  3. Rose seeds start to germinate in a few days (3-5), but may take as long as a few months. Most rose seeds germinate in about 3-4 weeks. Most seeds need to be kept in the refrigerator before planting to germinate properly. I put them in zip lock bags and give them a small spray of plain water from a spray bottle and leave them in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. Some rose varieties produce seeds that do not germinate at all, while others germinate very well. There is a lot of good searchable information on .