All about how to plant a rose. Whether you are planting a rose from a container or planting bare root roses, the steps are much the same.
When should you plant roses, where should you plant your roses and what kind of soil do roses like?
Selecting the correct location for your roses is
one of the most important aspects of how to grow roses.
The most common reason roses don't flower and grow well is because they don't have enough sunlight.
There are some roses that will grow in shady locations, but not many. Don't try planting a rose in the shade, unless it is specially bred and labeled as a shade rose.
If you are planting roses into a shrub bed against a building, plant them far enough away from the building for good air circulation.
Suppose you have heavy soil that does not drain well? If it is a specific area in your yard that collects water and/or does not drain well, don't plant there. Find another location.
How to plant a rose in heavy soil - mix organic matter into the plant hole.
How do you plant a rose in sandy soil that drains so fast it does not retain adequate moisture - add organic matter.
Wait until after the last frost and then plant your roses. That's how to plant a rose.
Roses planted from a container may be planted all the way up into May. But they need to get a good start before the heat of the summer.
Bare root roses should be planted as soon as you can comfortably work the soil, maybe February or March. They take longer to establish, so it is not be safe to plant them in the late spring.
Roses may also be planted in the fall six weeks before the first frost. That gives them time to establish before cold weather.
Before planting roses make sure they are well watered in the container.
It's not a good idea to expose the roots to the air any longer than necessary.
Make the hole the same width at the bottom as it is at the top. A good hole is necessary for growing roses.
Organic matter not only provides nutrition, but it loosens the soil and gives the roots room to breathe and get the oxygen and moisture they need.
After the hole is dug and prepared with the amended soil, then take the rose out of the container.
If the small fine feeder roots are exposed to the air for any length of time, they will dry up and die.
Apply some mulch around the rose to help control weeds and maintain moisture. This is how to plant a rose.
Put the bare root rose into some room temperature water for about an hour to make sure it is well hydrated.
Trim off any broken or dead roots.
Learning how to plant a rose is easy. Thoughtful planting will give your roses a good start to a long, healthy life.
Roses live for many, many years. Your grandchildren can enjoy the fruits of your gardening skills.