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Himalayan wild rose takes root in Chandigarh

26 December 2010

CHANDIGARH: One of the prides of the Himalayas, the wild rose, is set to make a grand entry in the plains, thanks to a first ever experiment in the country at the Zakir Rose Garden in Chandigarh.

Having withstood extreme weather conditions in the lap of the Himalayas, the wild rose is set to test its mettle yet again. Root stocks of four of the 26 varieties, identified by Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, are being planted in the plains as part of a pilot project.

Horticulturists are using T-budding (grafting) of local hybrid roses on the root stock (plant) of the wild varieties to come up with a unique type that lives longer and blooms better and more.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Himalayan-wild-rose-takes-root-in-Chandigarh/articleshow/7165290.cms#ixzz19GbXGi8V

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Written by csirindia

December 27, 2010 at 5:50 am

Posted in IHBT

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