Roses forum: My new hope for humanity rose.

Views: 342, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Apr 22, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Well I found a cultivar that will do well in my zone, which is 4, a hope for humanity rose.

I watered it well when I got home as it was dry at the shop. Now when should I plant it ? I was thinking tommarow April 23'd as its getting dark out now as I write. I have a bed in full sun of tilled earth and compost added Or should I wait? Its already sprouting out new growth and looks great.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Image
riverman123
Apr 26, 2015 11:59 AM CST
The sooner you plant it the better! did you plant it on the 23rd like you mentioned? if not then now is the perfect time. mix in a bit of organic rose food with the soil you use to fill the hole. about one tablespoons worth. also, and this is important: mix in a cup of alfalfa meal along with the fertilizer when you fill the hole as well. just mix it all up and fill the hole. then use one cup of meal as a top dressing around the plant once the hole is filled. work it in about two inches deep. the surrounding soil will break it down and it will slowly leach down to the roots. roses LOVE alfalfa meal. it doesn't have much "nutritional" value itself, but its LOADED with growth regulators and amino acids that roses (as well as clematis, peonies, dahlias, day lilies, and anything else that flowers), love. its a definite bloom booster!! we tried it last year for the first time with our knock out roses and our hybrid tea roses. flowering was better than we've ever seen in the past!! good luck.
[Last edited by riverman123 - Apr 26, 2015 12:07 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #838758 (2)
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Roses Ponds Peonies
Lilies Irises Daylilies Dog Lover Beekeeper Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CindiKS
Apr 26, 2015 8:04 PM CST
Zone 4---I think it's too early for you to be feeding any roses. You risk fast new growth that will get killed off by frosts.
Riverman, in Zone 8, totally different deal. .
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Image
riverman123
Apr 26, 2015 8:29 PM CST
ah ha! yep. I didnt even see that Plantsmylove is in zone 4...
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Roses Ponds Peonies
Lilies Irises Daylilies Dog Lover Beekeeper Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CindiKS
Apr 26, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Yeah, I fed a few of mine here in zone 6/7 and the people in my rose group told me I'm crazy to be feeding so early. I'm waiting a week to feed the rest because I remember how fickle and mean the spring can be. We had lovely 80's last week, and now we're in 40s at night. They're still getting snow in zone 4.
I love feeding with alfalfa pellets because it smells so good. Fish emulsion...yuck, but I use it. Alfalfa you can spread by hand and not worry about if it's going to give you cancer. My kind of fertilizer!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Apr 27, 2015 7:11 PM CST
Cool I may try a persian yellow rose in front too. I heard they are very cold hardy. to -40. Its settling in very nicely,


I have given it a good feed of Rose food but honestly this year I think we should be good with it.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Roses forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"