Roses forum: planting roses in the fall

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toledo ohio (Zone 5b)
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Sep 9, 2016 3:20 PM CST
can bare root roses be planted in the fall? when is to late?
can container roses be planted in the fall? when is to late?
Name: Daisy
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Sep 9, 2016 3:48 PM CST
In your zone, I would wait until spring. I never plant anything after about August 1 to ensure that it is well established by the time the ground freezes. I hope you are buying self-rooted roses.
Name: Zuzu
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Sep 9, 2016 5:48 PM CST


Tisha, I'm going to move this thread to the Rose Forum and I'm going to tag @Paul2032 for his input because he grows absolutely beautiful roses in your zone. He can give you good advice on the best time to plant bare-root and container roses.

Daisy, I've noticed several threads in the Ask a Question Forum where you advise people to limit their buying to "self-rooted" roses. I assume you're referring to own-root roses, and if you are, then you're making a misleading blanket statement. Many roses will not grow well on their own roots, so it's always important to consider the rose in question before making this kind of recommendation.
toledo ohio (Zone 5b)
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Sep 9, 2016 6:06 PM CST
thank you zuzu
Name: Paul
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Sep 9, 2016 7:22 PM CST
ZuZu......your comment is very flattering. Thank you. Tisha. My preference in planting roses is those in containers. They can be planted here from when spring breaks to well into fall. Be careful if the roses have only been in the container for a short time as the soil may fall away while planting. Avoid those also that have been in a container to long and may have circling roots. Bare root roses are only available in the spring here unless you order them from someone not in this area. Avoid those at the Super Stores if they have started to leaf out. They will struggle to become established. March and April are the best months to plant bare root here. Dig a good hole, plant the rose, water in well, mound with soil and leave it there until the rose starts to grow and then carefully removed it. Good luck.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
toledo ohio (Zone 5b)
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Sep 9, 2016 8:05 PM CST
container roses can be planted well into the fall
that`s good news, needed that
I need to gather information on my rose bed dilemma
it`s bothering me a bit
knowing I can put a few containerized plants into the bed makes the problem
less disappointing
thank you paul

toledo ohio (Zone 5b)
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Sep 9, 2016 9:40 PM CST
guess I don`t know how to get my problem across or ask the questions correctly
just to upset `bout losing `em to piece the puzzle together
I know there is a solution in the answers
sort out the contradictions and put the facts in order
saving this rose bed can be done
are there really swamps in Utah? i was thru there a couple yrs ago
now i really feel uninformed
going to go look that up

Name: Sue
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Sep 10, 2016 5:00 AM CST
Tisha, the problem may be that the questions are in different places and not everyone may have seen the original thread which is this:

The thread "will this save my rose bed?" in Roses forum

Or the follow-up question:

The thread "rose dormancy" in Roses forum

If your questions relate to the original problem it is better to keep posting on that same thread so that people can follow where you're coming from Thumbs up

toledo ohio (Zone 5b)
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Sep 10, 2016 7:55 AM CST
I`ll go back to "will this save my rose bed" and see where I got lost
if at first you don`t succeed.......

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