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Roses, Clematis and Peonies
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George Mander
most recent 6 JAN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 JAN 19 by Mander, George
Hi TLMKozak,

I am sorry, but this is not one of my roses.
Will not be able to give you the info > where can I buy this rose?

George Mander
most recent 10 OCT 18 SHOW ALL
Reply #1 of 4 posted 25 JAN 16 by K
Where can I purchase Canadian White Star? I have been trying to find it for several years and it does not seem to be available. Thank you.
Ken Gould
Reply #2 of 4 posted 6 OCT 18 by jmile
This rose needs to be back in commerce. I have this rose and can provide cuttings.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 6 OCT 18 by K
I have been looking for Canadian White Star rose for a number of years and had given up on finding it when your HelpMeFind response appeared in my email. About 2 years ago I received cuttings from the San DIego Botanical Garden. Since I lie in PA. the transit time for the cuttings to arrive was too long and none of them were successful in rooting. I would look forward to trying again if you have cuttings. Please let me know.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 7 OCT 18 by jmile
I can send you cuttings. I am also part of a group of rose lovers going to the National Rose Conference 2018 in San Diego that will be discussing how to get plants and cuttings of hard to find roses to people that will take care of them and preserve them for future generations. We will be working and coordinating this effort with several rose nurseries that have already signed on like K and M Roses -- and preservation groups like the CCRS Rare Rose Auction that auctions off rare and hard to find roses with online participation of those interested. We just can't lose these wonderful roses forever.
Reply #5 of 4 posted 10 OCT 18 by K
Thanks for your reply. I would love to receive cuttings from you for the Canadian White Star rose. My concern is that this is not the right time of the year to do this in Pennsylvania. Let me know what you think and we can exchange addresses ; I would like to compensate you for your costs of mailing the cuttings. From the info. you supplied in your last response, it appears that you are a true rosarian. I had a close college friend who was very interested in antique roses and also authored several articles about them in a publication that, I believe, was called Rosa Mundi. Eventually a rose was named for him; perhaps you crossed paths; his name was Rev. Douglas Seidel; he passed away about 3 years ago around this time. All of us, his college friends, miss him very much. He was always our authority to turn to for garden questions.
most recent 13 JAN 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JAN 11 by Mander, George
Hallo aus Canada,

Habe gerade Ihre Fotos von der 'Shirynne Cowan' an HelpMeFind gefunden.
Ich bin der Züchter und möchte gern wissen :
"Haben Sie die Rose aus Holland (Beerkriek),?oder aus England (Rogers Roses) ?
Senden Sie mir bitte ein E-mail an :

Danke, Georg Mander
Reply #1 of 1 posted 13 JAN 11 by HMF Admin
George, so nice to hear from you but please do not include an email address in the message text as it attracts email spammer harvesters to the website.
Publication / Article / VideoOwn Root Cuttings Setup
most recent 2 NOV 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 MAY 05 by Kat Lee
Where do you buy the rooting powder? Is there another name for it? Thanks!
Reply #1 of 15 posted 22 MAY 05 by Lyn G

I picked up mine at Home Deopt. Another name for it is growth hormone.


Reply #2 of 15 posted 22 MAY 05 by Mander, George
Thank you Lyn for your reply about the rooting powder.

Yes, Home Depot is the BEST place to buy "anything" plant or garden related.
Not only in the US, but here in Canada too.

George Mander
Reply #3 of 15 posted 22 MAY 05 by Kat Lee
Hi! I tried Home Depot, and the only rooting powder I've found is Rootone, but I've not had too much luck with it, and it doesn't say an IBA percentage...How do you know if it's a #1, 2 or 3? I've bought Dip N Grow online, and am trying it out right now, 1/5. Do you score the ends of your cuttings, one side, all the way around, or not at all? My mother is french, and has a long line of green thumbs in her family. She can stick something in a bucket of water or pot of dirt, and it roots. I am not so lucky...
Reply #4 of 15 posted 23 MAY 05 by Lyn G

I don't know if you read it, but there is an excellent article about starting roses from cuttings in last month's Ezine. However, I have talked with experts who have propagated cuttings for years, and others who have only done it few times. There are so many variables that I can only tell you there is more than one right way to propagate cuttings. Some roses "root like fire" -- Kim Rupert, other roses are almost impossible to propagate. I don't know why. Sometimes, it depends on the class of rose you are trying to propagate, the temperature, the amount of sunlight, water, soil, season and more.

People who propagate roses are always sharing tips on how to get a better "take". One rosarian swears you have to rip the cutting off of the plant at the heel of the cutting, another says you only need to cut off the cutting and wound the heel. You can get into conversations that go on for hours about what works best. The real answer is that you have to experiment and find out what works for you.

I believe the article written by George Mander posted to the HelpMeFind site to be one of the best on rose propagation... and I have read a lot of them.

I do think you should have the heel as a part of the cutting and it should be wounded, either by tearing the cutting off of the mother plant or by cutting it off and wounding the cambian layer. Even tho' I get a fair take on cuttings, I still don't consider myself an expert and am always experimenting and keeping notes. But it's important to remember that my beliefs in what works and what doesn't are based on MY experiments.

Whether your cuttings take or not may have nothing to do with the rooting hormone you are using. As I said earlier, there are a lot of variables.


Reply #6 of 15 posted 23 MAY 05 by Mander, George
Hello Lyn,

Thank you for your compliments about my article on rose propagation.

Before I stick my cuttings I make a scratch on either side of the lowest eye and make sure that the eye is not damaged.
I forgot to mention this in my article !

The local mini grower "Select Roses" who is my mentor in own root cuttings does not border to wound the bottom end of the cuttings. He is getting 99 to 100 percent rooted under mist propagation. When the two of us went down to CA & Arizona in 1994 we visited every mini grower on the way and most of them were only getting 70 to 80 % rooted.

George Mander
Reply #7 of 15 posted 23 MAY 05 by Lyn G

I started my rose life by volunteering at a miniature rose nursery and spent days preparing cuttings for propagation. Although, I did not spend time at the propagation fascility of the nursery, when I was trained to take cuttings for propagation, I was taught to make certain that I got a lot of the heel in my cuttings.

My understanding that the general "take" was quite high at this nursery, too.

However, my experiments with other classes of roses showed me that I still had a lot to learn about roses and propagation. I still haven't stopped learning.


Reply #9 of 15 posted 27 OCT 08 by CarolynB
Lyn -- You say that you were taught to make certain that you got a lot of the heel in your cuttings. What is the heel?
Reply #10 of 15 posted 28 OCT 08 by Lyn G

I may not be able to describe this well enough, but the heel is where the shoot joins the cane. Imagine a small branch (shoot) attached to a larger branch (cane). Each shoot started from a bud eye. Each root starts from a bud eye. Nature has a tendency to over compensate to make sure that a plant survives. In this case, although one bud eye developed into the new shoot, Nature, put extra bud eyes there "just in case". There are a LOT of dormant bud eyes at that part of the plant, which means that your cuttings have a better chance of taking.

So when you take a cutting and bury the heel and a couple of bud eyes with at least two more bud eyes above your potting medium, you are giving yourself an edge in getting your cutting to take.

That said, there are still a LOT of other variables that can impact your success.

Reply #5 of 15 posted 23 MAY 05 by Mander, George
Hello Kate Lee,
You may not have seen it, in my Q. & A. you will find :
Q :
What rooting Hormone do you use, powder or liquid ???
A :
I am using a “softwood / semi hardwood” powder which contains a fungicide to prevent rotting. The BEST you can buy is Rhizopon AA#3 powder (0.8% IBA in talc). Several reports say that liquid is not as good !!

Also note, that Rootone is OK too.
As for numbers, just look for “softwood / semi hardwood”.

Hope that helps.
Reply #8 of 15 posted 27 OCT 08 by Unregistered Guest
My daughter rsceived a rose as a gift in the beginning of september which I placed outside in a vase of water in front of a cherished statue in my yard. Well the rose lasted for about 2 weeks before it started to die; however when I went to remove the cut rose from the vase, I noticed that new leafs were growing lower on the stem. Now it is almost November and although the flower has since died, there are many new growths on the stem. The cutting is only in water and no visable roots have developed and I have since brought the rose inside because I live up north and the weather has started to get cold. My question is; what can I do to save this rose, and how can I sucessfully trasplant it?
Reply #11 of 15 posted 2 NOV 08 by Zimtrose
Hello anonymous,
I have been out of the country a lot lately. Just returned from Germany in Sept, and from the US a few days ago.
All I can suggest :
Go to my website
then to my gallery page and there you find :
"Own Root Cuttings Setup Gallery with detailed comments and info for each of the 30 images."

I am sorry, but I do not have much time to go into details.

Regards George Mander
Reply #13 of 15 posted 2 NOV 08 by HMF Admin

I see you have multiple HMF registrations now. Is that what you want? It's going to make it more difficult for you to edit your current HMF listings. Hope all is well there.
Reply #12 of 15 posted 2 NOV 08 by HMF Admin
George's article about root cutting is also featured in HMF's Ezine. Just search our Ezine for cuttings or look for George's articles.
Reply #14 of 15 posted 2 NOV 08 by Mander, George
George Mander again here,
HMF Admin. wrote :
"I see you have multiple HMF registrations now.!"

What you see are all the official IRAR code-names for my registered roses, starting with "MAN" which is my International code name, or "Registration name" which I always had !
I make up what comes after MAN ! In most cases it is part of the name under which the rose is listed at nurseries selling my roses.
At HMF it is listed as "Exhibition name"
I hope I cleared this up ?
Reply #15 of 15 posted 2 NOV 08 by HMF Admin
No, I mean you now have multiple HMF membership accounts for yourself. This poses a problem when you want to update your breeder listing or your rose listing. Do you want us to combine your multiple membership accounts ?
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