knock out rose - Knowledgebase Question

Question by tdonaldson
April 20, 2010
I purchased a yellow knock out rose a couple a weeks ago planted sames day its looks as if its dying leasae are turning water ever day what am i doing wrong?

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2010


I think you're watering too much. It's natural for newly planted roses to develop some transplant shock (wilting, yellowing leaves) but as soon as the roots become established they perk right up. Your knock out rose only needs to be watered deeply once a week (twice if the weather is really hot). Too much water can drive the oxygen out of the soil and actually suffocate the roots of your plants. So water slowly but deeply then wait 4-5 days and water again. I think your rose will recover soon.

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