DIY - 6 Easy Steps to Plant Container Roses
Full Sun Project
Project time: 30 minutes
As you prepare to plant your dormant roses, here are a few tips and items you will need to help them succeed.
Step 1: Dig a hole approximately 18-inches deep and 16-inches wide.
Step 2: Mix soil from hole with E.B. Stone Planting Mix (mix 50/50) and recommended label rate of starter fertilizer. Put about 6- 8-inches inches of soil mixture in the hole. Tamp down firmly.
Step 3: Place the rose root ball in the planting hole, making sure the bud union is 2 inches above the soil level.
Step 4: Fill in around root ball with soil mixture. Firmly tamp down the soil. With extra soil, create a soil “well” 20-inches in diameter around rose. Water thoroughly with Liquinox Vitamin B-1 solution.
Step 5: Trim the canes of the rose approximately 8 inches from base and remove twiggy growth. Treat each cane cut with Bonide Pruning Sealer.
Step 6: Water weekly filling the soil “well”. Once rose leafs out, feed with rose food following instructions on the package.
Now you're ready to watch your rose sprout with new growth and enjoy for spring!
Shopping List - Top 5 Roses
• Rose Double Delight - Hybrid Tea. The most popular rose of all time and known for its fragrance. An ever-changing blend of carmine and cream.
• Rose White Iceberg - Floribunda. The rich, green foliage provides an excellent background to the sprays of pure white flowers. Excellent disease resistance.
• Rose Ketchup & Mustard - Floribunda. Stunning! The perfectly formed brilliant red and bright yellow blossoms adorn this adorable bush rose all season.
• Rose Mister Lincoln - Hybrid Tea. The large, shapely buds open to deep rich, velvety red and are accompanied by wafts of rich fragrance. Great cutting rose!
• Rose Trumpeter - Floribunda. Established plants are never out of bloom and are totally free of disease. Makes an excellent low hedge or border plant.
• 1 part soil from your garden
• 1 part E.B. Stone Planting Mix
• 1 cup E.B. Stone Sure Start