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How to Grow Knock Out Roses From Clippings

By Yolanda Vanveen ; Updated September 21, 2017

Clippings can be used to grow Knock Out roses by trimming the end at an angle and keeping it in a cup of water until it roots. Find other ways to propagate a Knock Out bush with helpful information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on roses.


Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to talk about how to grow Knock Out Roses from clippings. Now it's so easy to take clippings from roses and to start a new plants. And basically when I'm trimming back my roses, I have found; a lot of times when you're dead heading or getting some of the older or the wilder branches out, I just cut off some of the flowers that are spent; if you're doing it this time of the year. So I found the easiest way to get a cutting to start is when you take the cutting; make sure and cut it at an angle and where it's meeting another leaf line. So you would cut it right at the angle. So if you just put this in a bucket of water or even bring it in house in the window and put it into a cup of water, it'll eventually grow roots. Now you can also dip that right in honey or peanut butter and put it right into the soil and keep that soil really really wet and it'll grow roots right into the soil and grow. It's so easy to get a start from a Knock Out Rose and if you're at your friend's house or you see one and you want one for yourself, just take a little cutting; bring it home; put it on a little cup of water and you will have your own Knock Out Rose garden.


About the Author

Yolanda Vanveen is a third-generation flower grower and sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Washington.