I purchased, on-line, a rose bush.

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I received just the bottom part of plant with the roots. I transplanted it immediately. It has been over two weeks and no sign of growth. Is the plant dead, or does it take longer to grow?

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 21, 2017
    It will probably have to establish a good root system in the soil before you see growth above the soil.
    • Bette Graham Bette Graham on Jul 22, 2017
      Thank you for responding. I will try very hard to give it more time. I guess I just want miracles!
  • Dave McGarvey Dave McGarvey on Jul 21, 2017
    I find it is hard to kill a rose bush. I would give it more time. At least another 2 weeks. JMO.
    • Bette Graham Bette Graham on Jul 22, 2017
      Thank you for responding. I will try and have more patience. It's just such a beautiful rose I'm eager for it to grow.
  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Jul 21, 2017
    Contact the company you bought it from. Most will either replace or refund unless it's still dormant. I think it should have arrived with some leaf buds at this time of year. Normally dormant bushes are sent either in the spring and fall. It's not unusual for roses to be shipped with cut stems and roots, they are sold that way in the spring in many stores but even those have some sign of life.
    • Bette Graham Bette Graham on Jul 22, 2017
      Thank you for replying. I going to take your suggestion and contact the nursery it came from.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 21, 2017
    It is often the next growing season to have the first blooms after pruning. Make sure the bush was planted correctly including room for roots to grow. Check your online source's guarantee for plants. Walmart has a one year guarantee on most bushes and shrubs. Good luck with this 😇
    • Bette Graham Bette Graham on Jul 22, 2017
      Thank you for replying. Several people have told me that it takes time for root system to take hold and I should have patience (which is something I'm not known for) but I will since I want this bush to grow and enjoy it's red/white flowers.

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