When to Plant Roses
When to plant roses discusses the best time to plant roses out into the garden. When to plant rose bushes and when to plant climbing roses. Best time for planting bare root roses in every zone.
Planting Potted Roses
A rose plant that is growing in a pot may be planted out at any time of year provided that the soil is not frozen or waterlogged.
This is easy to test.
Scoop up a handful of soil and squeeze it. It should form a ball. Now, drop it onto a paved surface. If it fails to shatter, it is too wet. Test it again after a week of dry weather.
Planting Bare Root Roses
Plant bare root roses while they are dormant.
In USDA zones 3-5 plant them in early spring. In zones 6 and 7, late fall or early spring are the best times. In zones 8-10 bare root roses should be planted between December and February.
Bare root roses should also be planted as close to the time of their arrival at your door as is practical.
Climbing Rose Plant
Climbing roses should be planted according to whether they are potted or bare root.
The Very Best Time to Plant Roses
The optimal time to plant a rose garden also depends on the weather.
In most climates, fall is preferable to spring. Plant the roses when the soil is still warm enough to allow for some root growth to take place before winter sets in.
If your soil is very heavy or you live in a very cold zone, plant roses in the spring.
Honey Perfume Rose
The apricot-yellow rose flowers of the Honey Perfume rose bush are spicily fragrant. Floribunda rose Honey Perfume is an AARS winner so you know it will perform well in your garden.
Peace Rose Bushes
Where to Plant Roses for Best Results
Planting Roses in Pots
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