Growing Tea Rose in Container - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Dee Wickham
San Jacinto, CA
Question by wickham
April 20, 1999
Six weeks ago we bought a Queen Elizabeth Tea Rose bush. We planted it in a large container and it has already produced two beatiful pink blooms which have now faded. Should we remove the spent blooms? Do you have other tips for caring for this plant?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 1999

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To encourage additional blooms all season, remove the spent flowers, preferably cutting the stem back to a five-leaflet leaf. Roses in containers need frequent watering; however, this can leach nutrients out of the soil in a hurry. So feed your roses every two weeks with a diluted liquid fertilizer. If your fertilizer is formulated for feeding at six-week intervals, cut the amount in thirds and apply it to your rose every two weeks.

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