Roses forum→Is my rose preparing for winter or just dying?

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Lefleurblanche
Oct 31, 2019 6:25 AM CST
Hey guys, this is my first post. I have a rose flower (picture included) I don't know what type it is but i think maybe a French rose?

But anyways the flower was doing very well and after a week of not watering it the leaves started to fall. I purchased plant food and gave it some liberally, it started to sprout and thrive again. Now (3 weeks later) the leaves are starting to fall off the flower buds aren't budding anymore and so I decided to cut them off and the leaves aren't growing to their full size. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong.
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 31, 2019 10:06 AM CST
I think your rose is probably looking out of the window and wishing it was in the garden. Not an ideal plant for indoors.
Plant it out now, it will become dormant and lose it's leaves. It will be happier outside.
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DaisyI
Oct 31, 2019 10:44 AM CST
Welcome!

Trish is right, roses make terrible houseplants. I'm sure you have now turned on the heat and the rose is looking outside at that cool weather. Fertilizing a sick plant is never a good idea and could possibly kill it. When you do fertilize, sometime next spring, use the fertilizer at half strength. In a pot, fertilizer has no place to go.

Roses can be kept inside as houseplants but, only if you can give it a lots of sun, a cool place to spend the winter, and force it into dormancy in December or January.

Maybe the plant started growing again because it needed water.

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Prague Czech Republic
Lefleurblanche
Oct 31, 2019 11:00 AM CST
Hi thank you for the responses but I live in an apartment and I won't be able to plant it outside.

What I can do it put it outside the window in the cool temperature and bring it inside in the below 0 days or into the garage as I read online.

So my understanding is that will will lose all of us leaves during the winter and that doesn't mean it's dead.

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 31, 2019 11:05 AM CST
As long as the stems are green, its alive.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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jerijen
Oct 31, 2019 2:02 PM CST
But depending upon the type of rose it is, that container may also be WAY to small for healthy roots.
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RpR
Nov 19, 2019 5:49 PM CST
Give that rose a pot minimum 2 feet or 3/4 meter deep.
That planter is way, way, way too small.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Nov 20, 2019 10:27 AM CST
Don't just put the pot out unprotected. The root ball will freeze and the rose will die. If possible sink the pot into the ground and mound soil up around the plant. It's going dormant so the pot will be fine now until spring. You can pot it up then. If you can't sink it in the ground put it in a garage or shed up off the ground and water it once a month all winter. Watering is very important even when the rose is dormant.
Prague Czech Republic
Lefleurblanche
Nov 20, 2019 5:19 PM CST
Yeah she's not liking so good. All the leaves fell off and the stem is slowly turning black from the tips. We still haven't seen freezing temperatures yet.
Prague Czech Republic
Lefleurblanche
Nov 21, 2019 5:16 AM CST
Update: I planted her in a 50cm diameter pot. I am planning on watering her with "plant food" and I also have used ground coffee beans I'm planning on putting over the soil.

Is this all okay?

This plant means a lot to me I carried it 25Kms through the mountains to bring it back.

Also what do you think about the stems?
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Name: Mary
Jersey City, NJ (Zone 7b)
MaryMills1
Nov 23, 2019 10:58 AM CST
Do not fertilize now. A plant under stress should not be fed. If it is a wild rose it is just unsuited for indoors. I would plant it in a public wild garden.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Nov 23, 2019 4:11 PM CST
Mix the coffee ground INTO the soil laying on top will give you a moldy glob; Raise the rose in the pot, A LOT, you do not need more than 24 mm from soil to top edge of the pot.
Roses send roots deep and they will be circling the bottom with the less depth they have to work with.
Too many people buy a tall pot and only use one half of it. D'Oh!

I would trim the branches down just above a bud eye and actually only leave the four strongest.
Remove those too close together and those that grow side-ways.
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