Asked on Jun 4, 2012

planted a rose bush about 10 days ago. It immediately wilted, all the limbs just sagged over...been watering it well

Douglas HuntErica GlasenerWalter Reeves


and used garden soil. Is it shock?
4 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 4, 2012

    Sounds like it...I have also seen this where a plants stems were damaged during the process...not broken so to speak but bent enough that it compromises transport of water up through the plant

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 4, 2012

    Try not to keep the soil soggy. It should be moist but not saturated. Consider putting an umbrella over it to minimize water loss.

  • Erica Glasener
    on Jun 4, 2012

    I would consider cutting it back by at least a few inches to help with the transplant shock. It should recover quickly.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 5, 2012

    Walter, I love the idea of putting a shade umbrella over it!

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