How to Plant a Container Rose

Planting your own container rose is easy.

Credit: Terry Guscott

1. Take the rose out of its pot and tease out the side roots.
2. Trim right across the base to remove matted roots and expose fresh growth. Loosen the remaining roots.
3. Replant in a good commercial potting mix. Use a pot at least 25 cm (10 in.) in diameter. A two-year-old mini rose should have a 30-cm (12-in.) container.
4. Prune back to strong, pencil-diameter stems. Water well and add a small amount of controlled-release fertilizer granules: 5 mL (1 tsp) for a 25-cm. (10-in.) pot, 15 mL (1 Tbsp.) for a 30-cm. (12-in.) pot.


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