The Q&A Archives: When to plant?

Question: We've purchased a new construction home and would like to plant roses. When is the best time to plant roses in Northeast Florida and how should we go about it?

Answer: Congratulations on your new home! Roses love a well drained soil with lots of added organic matter. If at all in doubt about the soil drainage, build a raised planting bed for your roses. They want to be watered regularly, but not be kept soggy. They insist on full sun and will respond well to regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer. Container grown roses can be planted any time of year. Bareroot plants are best set in late winter. In your area, January would be a good time for bareroot roses.

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