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Growing Roses from Seeds

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From: Janet Davenport
Hudson, IL
Someone gave my sister seeds for an old blue rose. What do we do to make them grow? Thanks!

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From: Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
DuPage/Kane/Kendall Unit
Rose seeds require a cold treatment of at least 6 weeks to remove the dormancy requirement. This can be done a refrigerator if kept between 35 and 40 degrees. Placing the seeds in damp peat moss in a flower pot in an unheated garage will also work. Plant the seeds when the chance of frost is gone and the soils are beginning to warm.

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