I have two standards (Melody Parfumee) which have really gotten ugly and I didn't like them in the first place (long story). I thought they were dead but they're putting out a few new shoots. Not enough to try and save the standard shape but enough not to shovel prune the whole thing (unless I can't save part of it).
My question is this: Can I root these new shoots and make them into a bush? I realize they were probably grafted onto something because a sucker was inadvertently allowed to grow and produced a small, pink, single rose (similar to The Fairy). The blooms on the regular standard are big and sort of a mauvy-lavender. I might not get either but I'm curious as to what will happen. Anybody ever done this?