When is perfect time to plant roses in Michigan

Peejay
by Peejay
  6 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 24, 2018

    • Plant roses where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Roses grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don’t crowd them.
    • Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns. Have a hose or bucket of water and all your planting tools nearby. Keep your bare-root rose in water until you are ready to place it in the ground.
    • Roses can be cut back and moved in either spring or fall, but not in midsummer, as they might suffer and die in the heat. Large rose canes can be cut back by as much as two thirds, and smaller ones to within 6 to 12 inches of the ground.
    • When you transplant your roses, be sure to dig a much bigger hole than you think you need (for most types, the planting hole should be about 15 to 18 inches wide) and add plenty of organic matter such as compost or aged manure.

    Some old-timers recommend placing a 4-inch square of gypsum wallboard and a 16-penny nail in the hole to provide calcium and iron, both appreciated by roses.

  • Carol Thomas Carol Thomas on Mar 24, 2018

    Late March to April

  • Peejay Peejay on Mar 24, 2018

    Thanks so much

    I’m new at this

  • Christel Christel on Mar 24, 2018

    You'll want to wait until after the last frost (usually April). Be sure and use the proper mulch to prepare the ground for planting your roses. Also, check the ph levels in the soil if you're not sure what you have...some may require extra nutrients. Enjoy your roses! :)