Transplanting a young rose

GabrielsymeJune 12, 2014

Last fall I bought a 'Carding Mill' and a 'Benjamin Britten' in November. They were completely defoliated and $10 each but I figured they'd perk right up this spring. I put them in a temporary bed for the winter and moved them to another temporary spot about two months ago. They've each put on about 12-18" of growth and are blooming and healthy looking.

Now their permanent home is ready and I want to move them as soon as possible. Should I expect transplant shock and cut them back, shade them, etc... or will transplanting roses that have been so recently moved be more like planting the potted up 'Julia Child's that will go into the new bed with them?

Gratuitous photo of BB today. A little overexposed (getting a picture that shows the true color of a bright red or pink flower is so hard!) but still pretty.

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Do you have some hot weather expected? A stretch of cool over cast weather is best for transplanting. Disturbing the rootball as little as possible, and possibly some temporary shade can help for a smoother transition.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:30PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Go ahead and move them. Dig and prep the new homes first, dig BIG root balls and try not to lose any soil or roots if possible when moving it, replant in new spots and WATER! And keep them watered but not soggy wet. They may wilt a tad at first but should soon perk back up. Don't fertilize them until you see new growth on them. They should be AOK!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 4:49PM
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