Roses and frost - Knowledgebase Question

West Warwick, Rh
Question by Briar0573
March 26, 2010
I recently planted 3 rose bushes in my yard, they are thriving since planting. However, temps are supposed to drop to 20*, I have mulch covering the roses,do you have any other suggestions?

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2010


If the roses have new growth, the new leaves and stems will be susceptible to freezing unless you cover them over with an insulating blanket or a rose cone. Failing that, you might be able to mulch over the entire plant (depending upon size) or make a cylinder out of chicken wire, place it over the plant, and fill the cylinder with shredded leaves or straw. Any protection that you can provide will be better than nothing at all. Hope your weather warms up soon!

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