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How to Care for a Kordana Rose

By D.C. Winston ; Updated September 21, 2017

Kordana roses, also known as Kordes roses, are miniature containerized rose bushes developed for decorative indoor use. They can also be transplanted for outdoor use in containers or ground plantings in temperate to warm climates found in USDA zones 6 through 9. Kordana roses should be planted in areas protected from winds and chills with some direct sunlight or filtered sun daily. Water, feed and deadhead regularly as you would a full-size specimen.

Water your kordana rose consistently to maintain evenly moist but not wet soil around the roots and at the surface soil.

Feed your potted kordana rose four to six times per year with a water-soluble, general-purpose plant formula diluted in water to 25 percent strength. Feed ground-planted roses with a granular rose food twice per year in spring and again in early fall, watering in well after feeding.

Deadhead the small blooms as they fade. Cut them down to 1/8 or 1/4 inch above a leaf node or bud axil to encourage full, bushy growth and bloom.

Mulch around the base of a transplanted kordana rose with an inch or two of shredded bark, compost or cocoa bean hulls to hold moisture in the soil and insulate the roots from temperature fluctuations. Add more mulch over the crown to protect the rose overwinter when dormant.


Things You Will Need

  • Secateurs
  • Balanced water-soluble plant fertilizer
  • Organic mulch