The Jacksonville Rose Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1954. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are an affiliate of The American Rose Society
As stated in our charter, the purpose of our organization is to encourage the scientific study of plants and their culture, specifically roses, both old and modern, and to encourage the planting of roses for civic beautification.
National award-winning rose exhibitor Ray Guillebeau will lead a rose propagation and exchange seminar. Learn how to clone roses. If you already grow roses, bring cuttings from at least two of your favorite, non-patented roses and your pruning shears. Ray will demonstrate his method, then we will all exchange cuttings and make some new plants. If you don’t clone roses, come and learn how easy it is.
The ideal cutting should be taken from the end of a cane or stem that has just finished blooming. It should also be as freshly cut as possible, at least five inches long, have several leaves, and show no evidence of disease. Keep the cutting moist. One good way is to wrap the cut end in a wet paper towel and seal it in a Ziploc bag. Use a Sharpie to write the rose’s name on the bag. Do not let the sun shine directly on the bagged cutting.
After the seminar, we will hold a drawing for door prizes and enjoy refreshments.