double knockout rose in container on hot patio..ugggh
My boyfriend proudly bought me this double knockout rose last week that he got on clearance. I planted it into a container and it started blooming a few days ago.
I've never had double knockout roses and wasn't expecting one. It's pretty but needs pruning, I think. It's about 1.5 feet tall. It gets full sun only in the afternoon (4p - 8p), which I understand is not ideal but I rent an apartment so my options for placement are limited.
What should I do with this guy? Prune it? Let it be?
I haven't fertilized it. I used Miracle Gro potting soil and peat mix, and put some pine straw mulch on top (though not much). I watered it every day until today. I stuck my finger in the soil and it was slightly moist.
I think it could be pretty, but I just don't know what it needs. Or perhaps this is normal for the first year? Thanks for any suggestions!