Planting roses at the right time of year ensures healthy growth. Californians who follow some simple steps can have blooming roses all year.
Types of Roses
You can buy bare root and container roses. Bare root roses can be bought online or with catalogs and are shipped to your home. The roots should be soaked overnight to rehydrate the roots. According to rosemagazine.com, you can also add a solution of rooting activator to the water to help rehydrate the roots. When purchasing roses from a nursery, buy container roses, which have leaves and some blooms on them. Container roses do not require any preparation before planting.
Bare Root Roses
According to rose.org, bare root roses prefer an early season planting, which means late winter is the best time to plant. Roses like four to five hours of direct sunlight. Dig a hole at least 15 inches deep before planting bare root roses. Rose-gardening-made-easy.com suggests that January and February are good times to plant bare root roses in California because the temperature won't dip below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Container roses are available all year at garden centers. According to rose.org, they do best when planted in early spring in California. Rose-gardening-made-easy.com suggests planting roses in California to allow the longest growing season to become established. Certain areas in California can be very hot in the summer, so keeping the roots wet will keep the plant healthy.