Choose an area with good sunshine, air circulation, and drainage.
Roses may be soaked in water 4-24 hours before planting.
- Dig a hole 18’’ wide and 20’’ deep.
- Prepare a mixture of one part native soil and one part soil amendment. We recommend the use of pre-plant fertilizer with all new plantings.
- Build a mound in the center of the hole to support the roots of the plant keeping the bud union 1’’-2’’ above ground level.
- Holding the rose upright, backfill half the amended soil mixture. Water well. Complete filling hole. Tamp lightly to ensure good contact between rose and soil. Make a watering basin with extra soil around the perimeter and water thoroughly.
- Mound the exposed bud union with mulch to prevent moisture loss. Water as necessary to keep moist until leaves emerge.
For planting roses in containers use a good quality potting soil.
Feed new bare-root roses after the first bloom cycle.