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How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

Posted by wreckitriz none (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 18:16

I have 2 fragrant cloud bare root roses and they are temporarily in pots until I can get them in the ground tonight. I soaked them in water last night and oopsed them into too small pots. Hopefully that doesn't damage them. My pots are too shallow and I can only get them as deep as 2 inches above the bud union so I figure ill put them in the ground instead of buying 20$ pots.

I do have 2 pots that my love me tender and tiffany are in. Those 2 are going in the ground tonight and are nursery plants with 1 year in the pots. Would it be better to just put the fragrant clouds in those 2 pots rather than the ground? I could get them 1 inch past the bud union in those.

My zip code is 42223 so I think I am in zone 6a.


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 19:12

You can plant them right into the ground with no problem. In zone 6 it's suggested that you plant the bud union 4 to 6 inches below the soil. That should give them plenty of winter protection.


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

What state you live in? That zip code is coming up
zone 7A on the hardiness map I used...
If this is so 4"-6" would be too deep...


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 19:58

Agreed, Jim! But you still might want to go a couple of inches below ground for winter assurance.


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

I'm on the tn/ky border and live on fort Campbell, ky. I'm far enough from Nashville (60 miles) to have different weather. I commute to work and it can be cold and sunny in Nashville and snowing at fort Campbell.


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

If (?) this is the zip code (42223) the roses are planted in it's coming up zone 7a on two different hardiness maps.
I'm in zone 5b-6a right on the line so conditions are different here.

You could contact a Rose Society in your area and ask them how deep to plant the bud union in your exact area.
I can only guess...

This post was edited by jim1961 on Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 20:49


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

Zone 7a it is then! I got confused with micro climates I guess.


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RE: How deep do I plant a bare root rose? Zone 6a?

Yes I have heard of being in one location and the weather being quite different just a few miles away...
Right now here our roses only have swelled buds...
I will be happy to just see leaves come on them...lol

Here is a link that might be useful: Rose Societies in your area:


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