Rose bush transplanted
Can a rose bush be transplanted now?
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I am not sure what part of the Country or Zone you are in. However I can tell you that here in Colorado where I live, the photo you sent looks like some of my rosebushes every year. Especially so in winters when it has been very cold and not much snow. I end up pruning them down to about an inch above the ground when the weather starts to warm without those nasty and tricky cold dips. Once I am pretty sure the danger of heavy frosts is passed, I fertilize the roses with an organic or organic based rose food along with 1/3 cup of Epsom Salts sprinkled all around the base of the bush. Scratch the rose food and Epsom Salts lightly into the soils at the rosebush bases and then water it all in with some water that has both a root stimulator and a product called Super Thrive mixed into the same water. Water the rosebush or rosebushes with this same water mix the next 5 to 6 times they need watering. There are times I am pretty amazed at how nicely the rosebushes come back after looking so dead. There are times when the canes turn all black and the rose dies. That is called Winter Kill. There is little you can do about that as it is up to the rosebush how hardy it is and how well it will handle the winter season. In dry winters with lots of wind it is vitally important to water our rosebushes a bit on the warmer days as early as possible in the day. This keeps the root zone healthy to make it through those cold and dry winters when the wind sucks all available moisture out of the soils. From the sounds of the rose you have, it sounds like it may well be a rose named Mister Lincoln, as Mister Lincoln has beautiful red blooms and a fragrance that will fill a room nicely. Mister Lincoln is also one that will die way down to the ground here and then typically comes back nicely each year getting better as it gets established.