Rosa 'Blanc Double de Coubert' - is it a graft?

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  1. Souren

    Souren Member

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    Dear all
    This is a Rugosa Rose, and it suckers alot. I suspect it is not a graft, therefore the suckers should be as good as the original stems. Am I right?
    Thanks
    Souren
     
  2. oscar

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    I wouldn't think it was a grafted (budded) plant, the original was probably a sucker itself or poss a hardwood cutting
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Rugosas are grafted rather often. Grafting onto another rugosa wouldn't solve the suckering problem, of course.
     
  4. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, if it was not grafted on to another suckering rootstock, the new plants produced from the suckers should be the same as the parent plant. Or, you can turn that around and say that if the suckers turn out to have the same foliage, stems, thorns and flowers as their parent plant, then the suckers originated from the ornamental rose plant, not from grafted rootstocks.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The suckers will soon begin flowering, at which point you will know for sure.
     

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