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2nd year bare roots

Posted by DNTQuilter ( on
Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 20:03

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

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RE: 2nd year bare roots

  • Posted by jim1961 6a Central Pa. (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 23:08

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...

RE: 2nd year bare roots

Thanks for the words of encouragement, Jim. Patience is not one of my fortes, especially concerning roses and early spring. :(


RE: 2nd year bare roots

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.


RE: 2nd year bare roots

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.


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