How to Plant Bare root Roses
Bare root roses are great value, and now is one of the best times to plant them. Follow our easy steps to success.
- Before you plant your rose, soak the roots in a bucket of cold water for a couple of hours.
- Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without cramping them.
- Loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and add soil improver if necessary.
- Position the rose centrally in the planting hole with the graft union level with the soil surface.
- The Graft Union is the point where a grafted stem is joined to a rootstock; this is easily recognised by the bulge on the stem.
- Position the rose at the same depth as it was at the nursery; this is usually easy to spot because of the dark soil mark on the stem.
- Fill the planting hole with soil to cover the rose’s roots and firm in gently.
- Water well to settle soil around the roots.
- Water all newly planted roses regularly, at least weekly, until well established, and keep the area around your new roses free of weeds.