How to Plant a Bare Root Rose in a Pot
Bare root roses are excellent plants for growing in pots. Our English Roses, with their shrubby, bushy habit are ideal for growing in large pots and containers and will flower in fragrant flushes throughout the summer and into fall.
Watch our video on how to plant a bare root rose in a pot or view our step by step guide below.
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How To Plant a Bare Root Rose in a Pot
A step by step guide
Step 1: Prepare your pot for planting
Start by placing broken crocs, gravel or reusing blocks of polystyrene at the bottom of your pot; this will help the rose to drain adequately throughout the season. Next, begin to fill your pot with a mix of well-rotted farmyard manure and multi-purpose compost. As you fill your pot it’s important to use your hand to lightly press the compost so that you don’t get any air pockets. Carry on filling your pot until it is approximately halfway full.
Step 2: Position your rose in your pot
At this point it is important to check that your rose will fit nicely into the pot and at the right height. Place your bare root rose into your pot on top of the soil. Ideally, we’d like to see the union sitting a couple of inches below the rim of your pot. Then sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi over the roots whilst holding it over your pot so that the excess falls into the hole.
Step 3: Fill-in around your rose with compost
Place your rose into the centre of the pot and continue to fill with your compost mix, firming the soil as you go.
Step 4: Water your rose
Finally, water your newly planted bare root well, allowing moisture to penetrate the soil and roots.
WATERING: Roses in pots require more frequent watering than roses planted in the ground.
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