5 Steps to Plant
Bare-Root Roses

Roses are red, violets are blue, and they are waiting for you!

Bare-root roses can be planted in early spring. Wouldn’t be amazing to grow them in your garden? 

Keep reading to learn how to plant roses this year.  

When to Plant a Bare-Root Rose?

Dig out a Bare-root roses are only available from late fall through the winter months. But the general rule is to plant after the last frost in your area.

Before Planting

Do not let your new bare root roses dry out before planting. Plant your roses as soon as possible, or store them in moist soil. Just lay the roses partially on their side and heap loose soil over the roots, then keep moist. 


1. Dig a Hole

Dig out a hole large enough to properly place the rose. In the soil to the depth of a garden spade and the same width. Put the soil to one side of the hole.

2. Prepare the Soil

Using a fork, dig the soil over thoroughly and remove any weeds or stones. This will ensure that the new roots can venture freely in their new environment.

3. Place the Rose in the Hole

Position the rose in the center of the hole and spread the roots out. Place a bamboo cane horizontally across the top of the hole to judge if the planting depth is correct. 

4. Plant the Rose

When the hole is full, add a mulch of well-rotted compost to the surface of the soil to help conserve moisture. Water the rose well.

5. Mulch with Well-Rotted Manure or Compost

In garden beds, use gravel as a top-dressing as you would use a bark mulch. After planting, spread a 1-inch layer of gravel over the soil’s surface, keeping small circles around the bases of trees and shrubs gravel-free. Don’t pile on the gravel much thicker, or you can cause soil compaction. 

If you wish to incorporate roses into your landscape design, let our experienced designers know once you booked your landscape consultation. Rest assured, they will find the best way to add roses to beautify your outdoor space!


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