Planting an own root, bareroot in container

carla17(Z7 NC)April 26, 2014

As I typed out the title of this post the question popped into my head, what if I have made a mistake purchase.
In David Austin's catalog there are a few recommendations for container roses. The thought of bareroot in a container now concerns me but that is the plan. Are there any special instructions or precautions I should take putting them in containers?
Thank you very much.

Carla

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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Bareroot, in a container, in zone 7, in almost May .... not ideal.

Bareroot in a container, at the proper planting time for bareroot roses isn't a bit deal. The trick is going to be keeping the canes hydrated until the roots establish. Mounding doesn't really work because the material falls off the pot. Wet towels or some other fabric work fairly well.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 5:28PM
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seil zone 6b MI

It will be just fine! I plant bareroots in pots all the time well into May. I've never had a problem mounding in a pot. Actually sometimes it's easier. If you have a problem take an old plastic pot and slit the side and cut out the bottom and use it as a collar to hold the soil up on the canes. Mound up the canes and keep it moist but not soggy wet until you start to see some new growth on it. Then slowly and carefully start removing the mound. If it starts to get too hot move it into partial shade or morning sun only. Which Austin did you get?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 7:22PM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

Thank you mad gallica. Hope you're doing well.
Seil, I am happy with your answer. I ordered Munstead Wood, Princess Anne, and Lady of Shalott, or Shallot.
I appreciate your specific instructions. Will let you know how they do.

Carla

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 8:44PM
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