How to Plant Hybrid Tea Roses

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Hybrid tea roses are usually kept in a container, but they can be removed from the container to be planted in a good, organic soil. Lighten up the soil for hybrid tea roses with peat moss and vermiculite with help from an urban horticulturist and... View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi! I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. How do you plant hybrid tea roses? Typically, you're going to get them in a container, so you take 'em out of the container, and you can see here, we've got a nice, dark root system, you see that there is a peat perlite in the soil. Most nursery men know the trick of growing their good roses in a good soil. Now you can see here, even the rose soil, we're going to plant them in, we want a good, organic base soil. Peat moss, either Michigan peat, Canadian peat, Florida peat. Add to that some perlite or vermiculite to lighten it up, maybe some builder sand, and make sure you plant this rose at the same depth level that it was growing at before. Remember that good, white, healthy roots are what you're looking for. If you start to plant your little rose plant and it has blackened roots or yellowed roots, go ahead and trim them off, and also, go ahead and you're kind of score the root sides of this other roots will come out into the planting site. Plant at the same depth level that it was growing in the container, if anything, maybe a little bit of a pitcher's mound, not too deep, and also, of course, I'd give it a good watering, make sure there's no air pockets around the base, and if you do that, you'll have a great rose bush for years and years to come. For, I'm Stan DeFreitas.