Are Rugosa roses on their own roots?

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  1. flowercents

    flowercents Active Member 10 Years

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    Just wondering if rugosa roses are grafted or grown with their own roots. I have a stem that is coming from below grown level, and I'd like to know if it should be cut off or not. Thanks
     
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    My understanding is that they are mostly grown from cuttings and not grafted. They sucker a lot but it should grow true.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Named forms often grafted. This can be useful for keeping them from forming a thicket. However, the rootstocks used can also be incompatible, resulting in the scion dwindling away and dying.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Do the leaves and stem spines of the new stem look the same as the rest, or not? If yes, it's likely on its own roots, if no, then grafted.
     
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    flowercents Active Member 10 Years

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    The leaves look the same, but it has a lot more thorns. It is a Hansa rose.
     

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