RE: [gardeners] Roses

Wendy Van Camp (
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 07:49:22 -0700

Patent roses often are grafted onto a rose called "Dr. Huey".  It has
strong roots and bright red blooms.  It allows the growers to create
more clones I believe.  The more expensive roses are "own root" or in
other words started from their own genus.  When you have a grafted rose,
sometimes the dr. huey will take over and kill off the part that was
grafted over it.  You can tell because if you bought say a white rose,
suddenly it will be blooming red ones...that is the dr. huey rose.

Wendy Van Camp
wvancamp @

> -----Original Message-----
> Grafted? It was never grafted, or do they come that way from the
> Jann