Since the time to plant bare-root roses is in winter or early spring I thought that this would be a good opportunity to feature a how to article on the correct way to plant this type of rose. This is a step-by-step tutorial which starts with advice on where to make your purchase and what type to buy. After suggesting how to choose a suitable place to grow your rose then the practical steps of preparing the hole and planting it in the ground are described. This comes from an article by Noelle Johnson which I found on the Houzz website.
The world?s favorite flower has a surprisingly humble start in its bare-root form, consisting of a mass of roots and three to five green stems covered in thorns. From bare root to bloom, it?s hard to believe the startling transformation that takes place within a few weeks after the rose is planted in the garden.
Roses come in two forms: bare root and in containers. The majority of roses start out as bare-root plants and go in the ground in winter or early spring.It can be intimidating if you?ve never planted a bare-root rose before. However, it?s surprisingly easy, as long as you follow some simple guidelines, and you?ll be rewarded by glorious blooms.
When to plant. Bare-root roses need to be planted during cool weather. Six weeks before the last frost for your area is a good guideline on when to plant them. In warmer zones, this is usually December through February. For areas where the ground freezes, wait until the ground thaws before planting. Contact a local rose expert if you?re unsure about when to plant.Here?s a bare-root rose ordered online from a rose grower.