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'Pink Clouds' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-281
most recent 23 APR 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 APR 19 by CybeRose
I read somewhere that Moore budded multiple copies of a cv on one cane of 'Pink Clouds'. Once the buds had made some growth, the cane was cut into suitable lengths and each cutting rooted.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 APR 19 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
They're called, "stentlings".

It's a common form of propagation of roses. There is lots of info online about it.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 23 APR 19 by CybeRose
Thanks for the info. I've been reading about "stenting", but it seems to be a bit different from what I recall Moore writing (I don't have the source, so I may be wrong).
Stenting, as I've read, involves rooting the stock while the graft union is healing. This is different from the old (19th century) practice of budding, waiting for healing, and then layering or taking cuttings.
Vibert budded China roses to new growth on a stool of Rosa reversa, then layered the shoot after the bud had begun to "push".
Variations on this theme borrow some of the "strength" of the mature stock, rather than relying on the nutrients available in the cutting.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 23 APR 19 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
variations on a theme...yes, as long as it works.
Discussion id : 73-768
most recent 27 AUG 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 AUG 13 by SoCal Coastal Rosarian
I completely agree with the comments posted by Paul Barden a few years back. True to its name the rose puts on an eye popping display of pink in Spring. My main interest is in the endless supply of those lovely canes. The cuttings, whether 8 inches or 6 feet long, root with ease. Rosaholic's Southern California Garden discovered by accident that PC cuttings will even root in water. In my way of thinking it is far easier to propagate by budding onto PC rootstock than struggling to root cuttings. You also get a much better plant in most cases. The mother PC plant is completely disease free in our climate. I cannot speak for blackspot as it is not a problem here. While PC is generally recommended for minis and minifloras, larger roses also do well on it. Excessive suckering is not a problem. Burling Leong of Burlington Rose Nursery and protegee of Ralph Moore, continues to advocate for the rose as a rootstock. She indicated recently that plants budded on PC should do well in the colder regions of the US. This is not surprising as PC is a R. multiflora seedling.
Discussion id : 43-517
most recent 29 MAR 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR 10 by Gwen Moore
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Discussion id : 36-152
most recent 7 MAY 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 MAY 09 by Barden, Paul
Ralph Moore used 'Pink Clouds' most effectively in his production of miniature "tree" roses, which is to say, miniatures grafted on 18" stems of 'Pink Clouds' to act as dwarf standards.

This variety roots faster than any other rose I know and without any special effort, making it an excellent variety for understock production. It is possible to bud almost any scion variety onto it, however it does not provide as much "push" as some other selected rootstock varieties would. (Compared to 'Dr. Huey' or selections of R. multiflora.

Grown as a freestanding shrub, 'Pink Clouds' will make a very large arching shrub at least 10 feet in diameter and 10 to 12 feet tall. It is once-blooming and will form seeds.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 MAY 09 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
'Pink Clouds' has not performed well for me as a rootstock in my warm low desert climate.

It performs fine in containers, but like multiflora, it seems to dislike our alkaline sandy soil.
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