is it ok to plant roses in the hot summer heat of July?
It is not the best time but can be done. If I plant rosebushes at such a time, I dig the planting hole and fill it half way with water and let it soak away. Then I plant the rosebush and water it in with some water that has both a good root stimulator and a product called Super Thrive in the water. This mix can be given to the rosebush the next 4 to 5 times they need watering. It helps the root system to get established and helps the rosebush deal with the shock and stress of the planting and the heat. To give them a better chance against the hot suns rays. I will position light colored umbrellas near the rosebushes to help give them some shade from the highest heat times of the day. Umbrellas do not have to be used, just something to create some nice shade from the most intense rays of the sun. After a month or so, the shade giving items can be removed as the bush has had a chance to get off to a good start.