bigger roses - Knowledgebase Question

San Antonio, TX (Zone 8B)
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Question by dia21whtak
May 8, 2006
When I bought some hybred tea roses the flower on it was so big and beautiful.When I planted it in a 5 gallon pot and now the flowers that are blooming are not as big as they were when I bought them why and what can I do toto get them back?

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2006

It may be that when the flowers were larger there were fewer of them in relation to plant size, thus more energy to produce a larger bloom. Your shrub may need to be pruned and fertilized to encourage more vigor. Being in a larger container will also help as the roots have likely filled the container and thus a lack of soil volume is limiting growth and vigor. Finally make sure the rose is in full sun. It takes a lot of sun to keep roses happy and at their productive best.

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