I had written about basal canes and how to make your rose plants produce more basal canes. Basal canes are different from suckers that start below the graft/bud joint. Just to make things clear here is a picture of a basal cane that I took .

Stage 1:

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Stage 2:

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Look at the vigor with which its growing. Usually Basal canes have lots of flowers in them.

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