Rose seeds can germinate in as soon as six to eight weeks after planting, or it can take months (or even years). I planted this year's batch of seeds in February. My flats of seeds have been sitting on my kitchen counter since then. I haven't had a sprout for months ... this morning I decided to reclaim my counter and get rid of the flats.
When I took off the lids in preparation to dump the flats, I found this last little sprout. It's a tiny thing ... no more than a day or two old.
This seed came from 'Frances Ashton', a dark pink, 5-petaled Hybrid Tea rose from 1937.
I used a fork to carefully lift the sprout and transfer it to a larger pot, and I put that pot in a protected place outside on the deck. Then, I followed through with my initial plan ... I dumped the flats and I reclaimed my counterspace.
Happy Sunday, Everyone!!