Transplant Roses Like a Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

Spring or fall is the best time to transplant roses. Avoid heat stress or frost for optimal growth.

When to Transplant

Roses are resilient. Dig up the rose carefully, aiming to get as much of the root ball as possible.

How to Transplant

Pruning is not necessary during transplanting. It can cause more harm than good, leading to transplant shock.

To Prune or Not to Prune

Choose a location with 6-8 hours of direct sun, free of root competition, and with well-drained soil.

Pick and Prepare the New Location

Backfill the hole with native soil and apply organic mulch to retain moisture. Avoid fertilizing at this stage.

Backfill with Native Soil and Mulch

New transplants need consistent moisture. Water deeply when planting, and then twice a week during cooler months.

Provide Consistent Moisture

Hydration is crucial in summer. In winter, transplant the rose into a container that can be sheltered from the cold.

Transplanting in Summer and Winter

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