Roses forum: Can i move roses i just planted this fall?

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Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 10, 2018 2:25 AM CST
I just planted my roses. Can I move them this fall or spring or should I wait a year? I didn't know I was gonna have such good luck with roses so I started planting them in the corner of the yard. At first it was only 3 and now its I think 16 I'm almost to the middle of the yard. And I have a wish list with about 10 more. So I'd like to make a border against the front of the house. I just don't know when or if I should move them. I can't put them against the house right now before they root because my husband has an herb garden there now but he's moving it this fall.
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Tisha
Jul 10, 2018 8:04 AM CST
Welcome Peggy !
What kind of roses did you get? Hybrid Teas?
What are the names of the ones you got?
Save your plant info.
You may want to refer back to them later.

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Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 10, 2018 10:38 AM CST
I added them to my plant list but here is a list I made
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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Pattyw5
Jul 10, 2018 12:00 PM CST
Pineapplepeg,
I have done it without problems but I really recommend waiting until spring. As soon as you can get a shovel in the ground you can transplant. Doing it at that time the rose barely notices that it has been moved. Plus you can use this fall to get the new holes ready. Even thou everything lived when moved in fall the roses moved in spring have done better than the fall ones.
One thing we do not have is predictable fall weather. I've seen snow in October and roses blooming in December. If you do move them in fall Knockout is one that for me is highly sensitive to moving. It wilts badly and pouts for quite a while. I have no moving experience with your others.
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Jul 10, 2018 1:08 PM CST
I would wait until the dormant season (late winter or early spring). Probably early spring would be the best bet. Also, I found this article to be informative when I transplanted my roses:
http://www.ncnhdistrict.org/ao...

Good luck!
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Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 10, 2018 5:30 PM CST
Thank you for all the help. Spring it is then. I'm pretty sure I'm getting a few more in the next few days. I hope. I just can't believe how fast I get new growth. I have very sandy dirt and I've mulched with cedar. They seem to love it. For years I've tried grow every kind of flowers and very few made it and if they did the squirrel or other critters got them. So I guess it wasn't me it was what I was trying to grow. Thanks again
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nippstress
Jul 13, 2018 12:25 PM CST
I agree with everyone else that you'll have much better luck moving them when they're dormant in spring. The most important thing for winter survival in cold zones is a good root system to survive the winter, and you'd set them back on that root system if you move them now. Most of the roses you list look pretty good for zone 5 potential for survival - the ones most at risk would be Peace, In the Mood, Tiffany, Sunstruck, and Happy Go Lucky (even though the latter is supposed to be hardy for zone 5 it didn't come back for me). All those roses except for Peace have come back from the winter for me with some protected spots or a wind barrier to create a little more protection where they are. If they don't survive the winter, that solves the moving question for spring and gives you the chance to plant new roses!
I'm glad you have gotten nice growth on the roses, and that's the roses telling you they're happy with your care. Take that and run with it as the best response you can get. You would much rather have root growth and well established canes than any amount of bloom in the first year for cold zone roses.
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Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 14, 2018 8:16 PM CST
Important Update!
Hi I'm Peggy and I'm addicted to rose gardening. Well I love this so much that I'm not going to move my roses. I just added purple tiger the other day and they all seem to be very happy where they're at. I don't want to risk it and the best part is now I'm going have so much room for new roses. I have a wish list a mile long! I am so happy I found you guys. Couldn't do it without all your help. Thank all of you!
Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 14, 2018 8:50 PM CST
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My work in progress. Its not much right now but it makes me smile. Flowers use to bring me sadness because I couldn't grow anything but this little rose garden has brought me more joy than I can say. I look forward to morning so I can set on my porch with a cup of coffee and enjoy my roses.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 14, 2018 9:31 PM CST
Those look like very happy plants!
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Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 14, 2018 10:57 PM CST
porkpal said:Those look like very happy plants!


Thank you. I planted most the of them the 1st week in June. I don't have anything to compare the progress to but they're alive and blooming so I hope with time they'll fill out more.

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