How to Root a Pink Floribunda Rose Bush Cutting


The name Floribunda sounds quite descriptive for the rose bush, because the Floribunda rose bush has an abundance of flowers that are tightly clustered together at the end of each bush. Like most rose bushes, the Floribunda can be propagated through seeds, by grafting onto rootstock of other roses or by rooting the rose cuttings directly into the soil

Step 1

Select a stem for your cutting that is no longer succulent, but has developed to be slightly woody in texture.

Step 2

Cut between 12 and 24 inches from the end of a new rose cane. Make your cut just above the branching node where an outward-facing bud is growing from the cane.

Step 3

Divide the cutting into six to nine pieces. Make sure that the bottom of each piece is just below a node where a branch or bud is sprouting from the cane.

Step 4

Dip the ends of your cutting into rooting hormone.

Step 5

Fill six to nine peat pots with peat moss to root your cuttings in.

Step 6

Bury your cuttings 2/3 of the way in the peat moss.

Step 7

Mist your cuttings and then place them in freezer storage bags.

Step 8

Place the cuttings in a shady, secure location.

Tips and Warnings

  • Roses contain sharp thorns and should be handled with care. When working with roses, it is wise to wear protective clothing including gardening gloves.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden shears
  • Rooting hormone
  • Peat pots
  • Peat moss
  • Plastic freezer storage containers
  • Plant mister


  • Grandma's Mason Jar
  • PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
  • Rose Propagation From Cuttings

Who Can Help

  • Florabunda Roses
Keywords: propagating roses, rooting roses, planting roses

About this Author

Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.