A guide how to plant roses to gain thriving results
Let us assume you already have chosen your rose, know the best location in your garden and you are ready to take off for the most stunning rose garden your neighborhood has ever seen.
The mail-order package has just arrived and you are eager to grab the shovel and dig the plant hole instantly.
Great, I am always excited too, when it comes to planting a newly arrived rose-delivery.
However, you do not have to hurry, because before planting, freshly arrived roses need a little treatment. Depending on what type of plant you bought, the planting procedure varies a little bit.
On this page
You should also read...
Make sure the planting hole is large enough (minimum 2feet x 2feet and 2 feet deep) to insert the roots without being crammed in. Also, make sure, the soil around the roots is well cultivated and not compacted.
About 20-30 minutes per rose
Tools and accessories
Materials for the soil
They are offered from the fall to spring. As I have described the planting of bare root roses on a different page, this article will cover the other three possibilities how to plant roses.
Container roses or potted roses can be bought and planted nearly the whole growing season.
Ideally, plant the rose as soon as you get it.
Although container roses nowadays can be planted the whole year, I would recommend reading my article about when to plant roses.
Special packages are the latest invention from some big rose breeders and perhaps the one that will help rose-beginners to an easy start.
The packages come with putrescible insets, which will dissolve in the soil.
All you have to do is to put the plant together with the inset in a water bath for few minutes. This will accelerate the dissolving process of the insets in the ground.
As every rose, plant roses with special packages in an about 2 feet wide and 2 feet deep planting hole, with the graft union located slightly below the soil level.
Proceed as I explained it before with potted roses.
Although I will not recommend buying "bagged" roses, these flowers can sometimes grow nice. While the plants are bulk stock and you mostly do not know what you get, the results can be satisfying. The clue is to inspect the plants carefully when you buy them.
The planting process for the packaged roses will be the same as for planting bare root roses.
New! CommentsHave your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.