Every thing is coming up roses - Knowledgebase Question

Glen Burnie, Ma
Question by mymistye
April 7, 2010
I just planted rose plants
about 2 1/2 weeks ago.One is wilting away,should I wait to establish a good root system or fertilze it Now to help save it from dying.Help

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2010


Transplant shock isn't all that uncommon with landscape plants and I think that's what's happening with your roses. Don't feed them now = you want them to establish a good root system before you encourage top growth. Water them deeply twice a week, hold off on feeding them and if possible, shade them from hot afternoon sunshine until they perk up and you see new growth. They'll adjust and when they begin new growth you can prune off any dead stems. The plants will replace anything you prune off with healthy new growth. Just be patient with your roses!

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