Facts About Rose Bushes

Overview

Roses are some of the most beautiful and popular plants in the world. They are also relatively low maintenance, making them a great choice to brighten the outside of your home or to add color to your garden.

Types

Rose bushes can be low growing shrubs or climbing vines that need support. There are hundreds of varieties and colors to choose from.

Planting

Rose bushes need to be planted in an area that receives plenty of sunlight yet is shaded during the hottest part of the day. When planting, dig the hole large enough so that the roots fit when they are spread apart.

Care

Keep plants adequately watered, fertilize when needed, and prune spent blooms to promote new growth.

Transplanting

Rose bushes should be transplanted in the autumn months. When digging up the plant, the entire root system should be preserved to ensure proper growth in the new location.

Disease

Diseases that affect rose bushes may be managed by buying certified stock, keeping plants free of weeds and other disease-infested plants, and by using approved spray systems and cultural methods.

References

  • About Rose Bushes
  • Rose Gardening Made Easy: Rose Bush Care and Maintenance
  • University of Minnesota Extension: Rose Diseases

Who Can Help

  • Growing Roses
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