Ok, I'm a little disappointed, and not sure if I should be or not. Until I pruned these 2nd year twigs, not much was left. Will they push out new canes from the ground? When do I decide to spade them?
Scott in PA
I grow all own-root roses but I've had 2nd year twigs (not much left) turn into 3ft+ nice rose bushes by June/July...
Depends on the rose...
Thanks for the words of encouragement, Jim. Patience is not one of my fortes, especially concerning roses and early spring. :(
For many roses, it takes 3 years before they fully mature, but yes, sticks in early spring may well fill out into robust bushes with buds and blooms by mid-summer.
Thank you, Kate. Went to the nursery today to buy Bacto soil for the bare roots that are ordered. Well, didn't the potted roses arrive? Just planted a Sterling Silver and a, hmmm, Dark Night. I hope that's the name of it. Jeez, old age must be setting in.