A great grandfather on my mothers side of the family gave his wife some roses 100 years ago. She made some cuttings and they survived. Over the last 100 years different family members have made cuttings and the rose still grows, I was at a Bateman family reunion in Nanaimo this year and took five cuttings. Put them in a container, covered them in plastic to keep moisture in and brought them home. One month later three of them are producing new growth. Live on.

three_rosesI used gel rooting compound and put cuttings into peat pellets.