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Winter Planting Roses

By chelle
February 2, 2014

No matter which type of rose is your favorite, they're all woody plants. They prefer cool and consistently moist conditions, along with plenty of gentle sunlight to grow strong roots and stems at a moderate rate. If your springtime planting conditions cannot easily support this necessary growth, you might try planting fully dormant roses in winter.

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Feb 1, 2014 8:56 PM CST
The timing is great on this article for me. I have a Westerland rose I purchased last spring that never got planted and is sitting in it's pot. Now I won't wait until spring to plant but will pick the first warm day to get out there and get it planted.
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chelle
Feb 2, 2014 7:47 AM CST
That's such a pretty rose, too, Arlene. Thumbs up



I added just one new rose to our gardens late last year, and I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to plant it before the heavy snow arrived...and stayed.

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One nice thing about this though... the rabbits can't eat it. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Joannabanana
Feb 2, 2014 8:50 AM CST
Great article chelle. Our ground usually freezes by mid to late November here. When I over winter some of my roses that were in containers, it is the same as your technique. Only difference is that I put them in the veggie garden for the winter and move them back to containers in the spring.
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wildflowers
Feb 2, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Thank You Chelle! I had never considered planting roses in winter. Thumbs up



edit to ask: Is anyone else not seeing the image at the bottom of the article? It's not showing for me. :(

edit again: Oh. okay, now I see it when I view from Firefox. :)

Very pretty!!!
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Feb 2, 2014 10:08 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

Great idea, Joanne. Thumbs up I'd imagine that you use an area that gets late-planted veggies -or, do you just bury them in their containers?


Christine,

All of the pictures I'd taken of the planting process were of such poor quality that I didn't want to use them here, so I just picked one out that looked like winter. Whistling

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Joannabanana
Feb 2, 2014 10:33 AM CST
chelle said:
Great idea, Joanne. Thumbs up I'd imagine that you use an area that gets late-planted veggies -or, do you just bury them in their containers?


I take them out of the pot plant them in quite deep. I mound peat moss around them for added protection. It always surprises me how many new feeder roots there are in early spring. It just never seems warm enough for them to have grown.

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TBGDN
Feb 4, 2014 5:01 PM CST
Chelle,
Good information. This will be something to try next year seeing we are frozen in for this month. I use to dig my tender hybrid teas and bury them for winter. Then I'd re-plant in early spring. Thanks for sharing! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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